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ob·e·lisk  (b-lsk)
1. A tall, four-sided shaft of stone, usually tapered and monolithic, that rises to a pointed pyramidal top.
2. Printing The dagger sign (), used especially as a reference mark. Also called dagger, obelus.

[Latin obeliscus, from Greek obeliskos, diminutive of obelos, a spit, obelisk.]

obe·liscal (-lskl) adj.
obe·liskoid (-koid) adj.

obelisk  /blsk/  n. a tall stone pillar built in honor of s.t. or s.o.: An obelisk celebrating the revolution stands in the square. obelisk

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