stee´ple|like´


stee´ple|like´
stee|ple «STEE puhl», noun.
1. a high tower on a church, temple, or other public building. Steeples usually have spires and often contain bells. »

... spire steeples…point as with silent finger to the sky (Samuel Taylor Coleridge).

2. a spire on the top of the tower or roof of a church or similar building.
[Old English stēpel, related to stēap steep1]
stee´ple|like´, adjective.

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  • stee|ple — «STEE puhl», noun. 1. a high tower on a church, temple, or other public building. Steeples usually have spires and often contain bells. »... spire steeples…point as with silent finger to the sky (Samuel Taylor Coleridge). 2. a spire on the top of …   Useful english dictionary

  • stee|ple|jack — «STEE puhl JAK», noun, verb. –n. a person who climbs steeples, towers, tall chimneys, or the like to make repairs or do other work. –v.i. to do the work of a steeplejack …   Useful english dictionary

  • stee´ple|chas´er — stee|ple|chase «STEE puhl CHAYS», noun, verb, chased, chas|ing. –n. 1. a) a horse race over a course having ditches, hedges, and other obstacles. b) a cross country horse race in which the contestants hurdle such obstacles as fences and brooks. 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • stee|ple|chase — «STEE puhl CHAYS», noun, verb, chased, chas|ing. –n. 1. a) a horse race over a course having ditches, hedges, and other obstacles. b) a cross country horse race in which the contestants hurdle such obstacles as fences and brooks. 2. a cross… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stee|ple-crowned — «STEE puhl KROWND», adjective. having a tall, pointed crown, as a hat …   Useful english dictionary

  • stee|ple|bush — «STEE puhl BUSH», noun. U.S. a hardhack …   Useful english dictionary

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  • stee·ple·chas·er — /ˈstiːpəlˌʧeısɚ/ noun, pl ers [count] : a person or horse that takes part in a steeplechase …   Useful english dictionary

  • stee·ple·jack — /ˈstiːpəlˌʤæk/ noun, pl jacks [count] old fashioned : a person who repairs chimneys, towers, etc …   Useful english dictionary