Part of speech: noun

A square monumental shaft with pyramidal top.

Part of speech: noun

The dagger used as a reference mark.

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Usage examples "obelisk":

  1. What do you think of the obelisk? - "Rollo in Paris", Jacob Abbott.
  2. He constructed the Vatican Library, the great aqueduct, and other public works, and placed the obelisk before St. Peter's. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
  3. When I was farther down the avenue, I had the dancing column of water, the obelisk, and the Arch of Triumph all in line, and the rosy sunset beyond. - "Saunterings", Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009.