Definition of sugarloaf in English:



  • 1A conical moulded mass of sugar.

    1. 1.1An object or structure with a conical shape.
      [as modifier] ‘a sugarloaf hat’
      • ‘A good hour was spent taking pictures before the sailors hiked down to the citadel itself, nestling between Machu Picchu Mountain and the sugarloaf peak of Huayna Picchu’
      • ‘As if having a landscape of sugarloaf peaks, jungle and old colonial grandeur were not enough, Principe's beaches are, well, perfect.’
      • ‘However, bands of basal scale-cutting appear on a few opaque-white pieces, such as a sugarloaf decanter gilded with Hamilton ‘vases and laurels’, as described in Christie's 1774 catalogue.’
      • ‘The sheer sugarloaf of Huayna Picchu rises like a rhinoceros horn at the end of the spur, and the Urubamba roars in a tight hairpin bend around the site, trapped in a green canyon hundreds of feet below.’
      • ‘The endless noise of the capital and the pollution soon forced us into the countryside and we managed to secure an illegal private taxi to take us south-west to the sugarloaf - shaped mountains around the small town of Vinales.’
      • ‘These include a blue sugarloaf decanter decorated with spiralling vines, the badge of the London Company of Masons and a ribbon inscribed ‘THE LODGE OF PERFECT UNION’, which operated in Cheltenham between 1763-73.’