An architectural member, upright, and generally ending in a small spire, -- used to finish a buttress, to constitute a part in a proportion, as where pinnacles flank a gable or spire, and the like. Pinnacles may be considered primarily as added weight, where it is necessary to resist the thrust of an arch, etc.
Anything resembling a pinnacle; a lofty peak; a pointed summit.
Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire. J. K. Rowling
I always planned to retire when I was at the top and at Manchester United I have reached the pinnacle of my career. Eric Cantona
You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity. Thomas Wolfe
Every person is endowed with God-given abilities, and we must cultivate every ounce of talent we have in order to maintain our pinnacle position in the world. Benjamin Carson
I've been a very lucky guy. I played on championship teams. I played for Canada. I've won some awards and I'm very proud of those accomplishments. But I don't think there's anything greater than to come home and to be recognized at home. This is the pinnacle. Bobby Orr