Fleche meaning

flĕsh, flāsh
A slender spire, especially one on a church above the intersection of the nave and transept.
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A slender spire, esp. one over the intersection of the nave and the transept in some Gothic churches.
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(backgammon) Any of the twenty-four points on a backgammon board.
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(architecture) A spire or steeple, especially of Gothic style; an object emerging from the ridge of a roof.
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(military, fortification) An earthwork consisting of two berms forming an angle with an open gorge.
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(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.
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Origin of fleche

  • French arrow, flèche from Old French arrow of Germanic origin pleu- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Wiktionary