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I think "lo spillone" was at some time used to describe a military jet, sharp as a pin, from there the word was derived from its original meaning.
It seems similar to "concorde", which originally meant "harmony" to describe the countries coming together to build the airplane, then Chrysler used the name for one its most aerodynamic profiled cars.
Just an assumption.