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English definition of “obelisk”

obelisk

noun [C]     /ˈɒb.əl.ɪsk/ US  /ˈɑː.bəl-/
a tall stone column with four sloping sides and a pointed top, made in honour of an important person or eventGravestones and monuments
(Definition of obelisk noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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