(=pointed rock) piton m
a rocky pinnacle un piton rocheux
→ a walker broke his arms, legs and pelvis yesterday when he plunged 80ft from a rocky pinnacle
[+fame, career, success] apogée m
→ ... the pinnacle of intellectual achievement.
to reach the pinnacle of sth atteindre l'apogée de qch
→ John Major has reached the pinnacle of British politics
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