- a slender, pointed weapon; esp., a stiletto
- a slender probe
- a wire inserted into a soft catheter to keep it rigid
- Zool. style (noun)
Origin of styletFrench from Italian stiletto: see stiletto
- A slender, pointed instrument or weapon, such as a stiletto.
- a. A surgical probe.b. A fine wire that is run through a catheter, cannula, or hollow needle to keep it stiff or clear of debris.
- Zoology A small, stiff, needlelike organ or appendage, such as a piercing mouthpart of an aphid or other hemipteran insect.
Origin of styletFrench from Italian stiletto stiletto ; see stiletto .