piton


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piton
left to right: horizontal, tubular, and ring wafer pitons

pi·ton

 (pē′tŏn′)
n.
A metal spike fitted at one end with an eye for securing a rope and driven into rock or ice as a support in mountain climbing.

[French, from Old French, nail.]

piton

(ˈpiːtɒn; French pitɔ̃)
n
(Mountaineering) mountaineering a metal spike that may be driven into a crevice of rock or into ice and used to secure a rope
[C20: from French: ringbolt]

pi•ton

(ˈpi tɒn)

n.
a metal spike with an eye through which a rope may be passed in mountain climbing.
[1895–1900; < French: ringbolt]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.piton - a metal spike with a hole for a rope; mountaineers drive it into ice or rock to use as a hold
spike - sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes; "spikes provide greater traction"
Translations

piton

[ˈpiːtɒn] Npitón m, clavija f de escala

piton

n (Mountaineering) → Felshaken m

piton

[ˈpiːtɒn] nchiodo
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Instead, you have a panoramic view of sky, sea and the Pitons - all reflected in the pools inside the rooms that seemingly drop off into the precipice below.
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Contract notice: Work to strengthen and modernize the AEP network and to extend the EU network in the Piton Bois de Nfle area to Saint-Leu.
Run by charming expats Mike and Susy, it's perfect for a cooling bottle of local Piton beer and the prime spot to be during the Saint Lucia jazz festival in May.