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 heel
It, dim. of stilo, dagger < L stilus: see style
transitive verb stilettoed, stilettoing
to stab, or kill by stabbing, with a stiletto