a slender spire, esp. one over the intersection of the nave and the transept in some Gothic churches
Origin of flècheFr, literally , an arrow from Old French fleche from Middle Dutch vleke, an arrow, akin to Old English flacor, flying (of arrows): for Indo-European base see flaw
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