1. steep => steeple.
2. steep + -le (diminutive) => steeple "high tower".
来自古英语 stepel,高塔，词源同 steep,高耸的，-el,小词后缀。引申词义教堂的尖塔。
- steeple (n.)
- Old English stepel (Mercian), stiepel (West Saxon) "high tower," related to steap "high, lofty," from Proto-Germanic *staupilaz (see steep (adj.)). Also the name of a lofty style of women's head-dress from the 14th century. Steeple-house (1640s) was the old Quaker way of referring to "a church edifice," to avoid in that sense using church, which had with them a more restricted meaning.
- 1. The steeple soars skyward.
- 2. I checked my watch against the steeple clock.
- 3. A steeple tops the church.
- 4. Soldiers using a multiple rocket launcher scored a direct hit on the steeple of a church.
- 5. At twenty - five he won a three - mile steeple - chase against the most rugged competitor.
- 在 二十五 岁的时候,他在三哩 越野 比赛中战胜了最强壮的竞争对手.
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