Abroad, Pete's acted as guide, describing some churches (8)
I believe the answer is:
'abroad pete's acted as guide describing some churches' is the definition.
I can't tell whether this defines the answer.
'abroad pete's acted as guide' is the wordplay.
'abroad' indicates anagramming the letters (abroad can mean moving around).
'acted as guide' becomes 'led' (I've seen this in another clue).
'petes' anagrammed gives 'steep'.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for steepled that I've seen before include "characteristic of some churches?" , "sort of building Fred liked?" , "like some churches" .)