stiletto heel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A high heel on women's shoes that is thinner than a spike heel.
Variant of stiletto
noun pl. stilettos or stilettoes
- a small dagger, having a slender, tapering blade
- a small, sharp-pointed instrument used for making eyelet holes in cloth, etc.
- Chiefly Brit. spike heelin full stiletto heel
Origin: Italian diminutive of stilo, dagger ; from Classical Latin stilus: see style