A slender spire, especially one on a church above the intersection of the nave and transept.
Origin of flecheFrench, arrow, flèche, from Old French, arrow, of Germanic origin; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.
c. 1860 flèche on the Cathedral of Notre-Dame
- (backgammon) Any of the twenty-four points on a backgammon board.
- (architecture) A spire or steeple, especially of Gothic style; an object emerging from the ridge of a roof.
- (military, fortification) An earthwork consisting of two berms forming an angle with an open gorge.
- (fencing) A method of attack with a sword (foil or épée) in which the attacker's back leg crosses in front of the front leg in the offensive move.
- flechette, fléchette