1A peg or spike driven into a rock or crack to support a climber or a rope.
More example sentences
- He noted that some younger members had adopted the new techniques of rock climbing with pitons and ropes, a method he himself enjoyed.
- Sometimes he'd open his pack to show us his collection of carabiners, pitons, and ropes.
- Is their experience diminished because they are encumbered with technologies such as ropes, pitons, and freeze-dried foods?
late 19th century: from French, literally 'eye bolt'.
Definition of piton in:
- The US English dictionary