Cle`o*pa"tra's nee"dle (?). [So named after
Cleopatra, queen of Egypt.]
Either of two obelisks which
were moved in ancient times from Heliopolis to Alexandria, one of
which is now on the Thames Embankment in London, and the other in
Central Park, in the City of New York.
⇒ Some writers consider that only the obelisk now in Central
Park is properly called Cleopatra's needle.
© Webster 1913.