Pronunciation: (stē'pul), [key]
—n., v., -pled, -pling.
1. an ornamental construction, usually ending in a spire, erected on a roof or tower of a church, public building, etc.
2. a tower terminating in such a construction.
3. (loosely) a spire.
to provide with or form into a steeple or steeplelike configuration.
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