Stylet Definition

stī-lĕt, stīlĭt
noun
A slender, pointed weapon; esp., a stiletto.
Webster's New World
A slender probe.
Webster's New World
A wire inserted into a soft catheter to keep it rigid.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
A small, stiff, needlelike organ or appendage, such as a piercing mouthpart of an aphid or other hemipteran insect.
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Other Word Forms of Stylet

Noun

Singular:
stylet
Plural:
stylets

Origin of Stylet

  • From French stylet (“stiletto"), from Middle French stilet (“stiletto"), from Old Italian stiletto

    From Wiktionary

  • French from Italian stiletto stiletto stiletto

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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