A needle shaped peak of rock called an aiguille.
aiguille definition by Webster's New World
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- a peak of rock shaped like a needle
- an instrument for drilling holes in rock or masonry
Origin: Fr: see aglet
aiguille definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- A sharp, pointed mountain peak.
- A needle-shaped drill for boring holes in rock or masonry.
Origin: French, needle, from Old French; see aglet.
aiguille - Science Definition
A sharply pointed mountain peak found in regions that have undergone intense glaciation. Aigulles are believed to be the remnants of the elevated areas separating two adjacent cirques.