Definitions for "obelisk"
An upright, four-sided pillar, gradually tapering as it rises, and terminating in a pyramid called pyramidion. It is ordinarily monolithic. Egyptian obelisks are commonly covered with hieroglyphic writing from top to bottom.
monolith stone pillar, with square sides tapering to a pyramidal, often gilded, top
four sided shafts of stone that were cult objects or monuments originating in the Old Kingdom of ancient Egypt; for the ancient Egyptians, the obelisk represented rays of sun; obelisks could be made of pink granite, for example, and have a pyramid-shaped top often covered with a gold and silver alloy to scatter the sun's rays. A Guided Tour of Ancient Egypt: The Obelisk
The Obelisk entrance (German Obeliskportal) constitutes the eastern limit of Sanssouci Park in Potsdam. Following plans by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, Frederick the Great ordered in 1747 that this exit from the park be built.
position used for thermoregulation by some Skimmers and Clubtails to lessen exposure of the body to the sun, thereby helping to keep cooler on hot summer days.
Keywords:  stela, stele, kind, specialized
a specialized kind of stela
a specialized kind of stele
A mark of reference; -- called also dagger [†]. See Dagger, n., 2.
To mark or designate with an obelisk.
a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
Keywords:  spit, greek, derived, small, meaning
Though the name is derived from the Greek obeliskos, meaning "a small spit"