- a tower rising above the main structure of a building, esp. of a church, usually capped with a spire
- a church tower with a spire; also, the spire
Origin: Middle English stepel from Old English from base of steap, lofty: see steep
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- A tall tower forming the superstructure of a building, such as a church or temple, and usually surmounted by a spire.
- A spire.
Origin: Middle English stepel, from Old English stēpel.