|a prepared surface on the face of a building or a rock bearing an inscription|
|the portion of the front or side of a building enclosed by or masking the end of a pitched roof|
|1.||the highest point or level, esp of fame, success, etc|
|2.||a towering peak, as of a mountain|
|3.||a slender upright structure in the form of a cone, pyramid, or spire on the top of a buttress, gable, or tower|
|4.||to set on or as if on a pinnacle|
|5.||to furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles|
|6.||to crown with a pinnacle|
|[C14: via Old French from Late Latin pinnāculum a peak, from Latin pinna wing]|
a little wing, (Matt. 4:5; Luke 4:9). On the southern side of the temple court was a range of porches or cloisters forming three arcades. At the south-eastern corner the roof of this cloister was some 300 feet above the Kidron valley. The pinnacle, some parapet or wing-like projection, was above this roof, and hence at a great height, probably 350 feet or more above the valley.
in architecture, vertical ornament of pyramidal or conical shape, crowning a buttress, spire, or other architectural member. A pinnacle is distinguished from a finial by its greater size and complexity and from a tower or spire by its smaller size and subordinate architectural role. A tower may be decorated with pinnacles, each one capped by a finial.
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