Pinnacle

The USS Pinnacle was an American Admirable Class minesweeper of 625 tons displacement launched in 1943. The USS Pinnacle was powered by diesel engines providing a top speed of 14.5 knots and carried a complement of 104. She was armed with one 3 inch dual-purpose gun and four 40 mm anti-aircraft guns.
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Pinnacle

[news program] Pinnacle was a weekend news program that aired weekly on CNN from 1982 until 2003. ==History== Founded by Tom Cassidy in 1982, the show focused on interviews with business leaders. The show became one of CNN`s most prominent business programs. Cassidy hosted the show but was diagnosed with AIDS in 1987. Eventually, he had to ...
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Pinnacle

Ornamental crowning spire, tower, etc.
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pinnacle

A pointed termination of a spire, buttress, or other extremity of a building. Pinnacles are sometimes ornamented.
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pinnacle

[Noun] The highest point of something.
Example: He had reached the pinnacle of his career in government and decided to retire.
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pinnacle

[n] - a lofty peak 2. [n] - (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower 3. [v] - set on or as if on a pinnacle 4. [v] - raise on or as if on a pinnacle
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Pinnacle

ornament crowning spire, tower etc.
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Pinnacle

A small turret at the upward termination of a buttress, wall or roof, etc.
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pinnacle

a finial, usually tapering, often placed on the upper corners of towers, or on the tops of buttresses
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pinnacle

In Gothic architecture, a pyramidal or conical feature, often richly ornamented with crockets (small carved ornaments). It commonly crowns a buttress, and serves a structural purpose because its...
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Pinnacle

a small spire, usually pyramidal, often crocketed.
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Pinnacle

A termination crowning spires, etc. usually of pyramidal or conical shape, often carved.
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Pinnacle

A tall, pointed decorative feature, usually at a corner of a building, or above the top of a buttress. Related Words: Buttress
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Pinnacle

Pin'na·cle noun [ Middle English pinacle , French pinacle , Latin pinnaculum , from pinna pinnacle, feather. See Pin a peg.] 1. (Architecture) An architectural member, upright, and generally ending in a small spire, -- used to finish a buttress, to co...
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Pinnacle

Pin'na·cle transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Pinnacled ; present participle & verbal noun Pinnacling .] To build or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles. T. Warton.
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pinnacle

noun (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower
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pinnacle

noun a lofty peak
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Pinnacle

• (n.) An architectural member, upright, and generally ending in a small spire, -- used to finish a buttress, to constitute a part in a proportion, as where pinnacles flank a gable or spire, and the like. Pinnacles may be considered primarily as added weight, where it is necessary to resist the thrust of an arch, etc. • (n.) Anything rese...
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pinnacle

in architecture, vertical ornament of pyramidal or conical shape, crowning a buttress, spire, or other architectural member. A pinnacle is ... [1 related articles]
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pinnacle

pinnacle 1. The highest or topmost point or level of something: 'She was at the pinnacle of her career.' 2. A natural peak, especially a distinctively pointed one on a mountain or in a mountain range. 3. In architecture, a pointed ornament on top of a buttress or parapet of a building. 4. Etymology: via French from Late Latin pinnaculum, literal...
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Pinnacle

In architecture a pinnacle is a small turret or tall ornament, usually tapering towards the top, much used in Gothic architecture as a termination to buttresses, etc. Pinnacles were also very frequently employed in parapets, especially at the angles, and sometimes on the tops of gables and other elevated situations. It consists of a shaft and top, ...
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Pinnacle

A vertical ornament forming the spire of a turret.
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Pinnacle

Element which crowns a façade, dome etc. Often used in Gothic architecture sometimes as a purely decorative feature on doorways.
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pinnacle

pinnacle (pin'ikul) , minor architectural motif of vertical tapering shape, usually crowning a pier, buttress, or gable. Although sometimes it appears in Renaissance design, as in the Certosa di Pavia, it is almost exclusively a medieval form, originating in the late Romanesque and becoming comm...
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pinnacle

In Gothic architecture, a pyramidal or conical feature, often richly ornamented with crockets (small carved ornaments). It commonly crowns a buttress, and serves a structural purpose because its weight helps to counteract the outward thrust of a vault or roof-truss
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