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flèche (fleɪʃ Pronunciation for flèche ; flɛʃ Pronunciation for flèche



  1. Also called: spirelet. a slender spire, esp over the intersection of the nave and transept ridges of a church roof
  2. a pointed part of a fortification directed towards the attackers
  3. (fencing) a short running attack

Word Origin

C18: from French: spire (literally: arrow), probably of Germanic origin; related to Middle Low German flieke long arrow


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