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.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Cleopatra's Needle'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/c/cleopatras-needle.html. 1828.