clechée

adjective cle·chée \klāˈshā, kleˈ-, ˈkleshē\\ˈkleshē\
variants: less commonly

cleché

\klāˈshā, kleˈ-, ˈkleshē\ or

clechy

\ˈkleshē\

Definition of clechée

of a heraldic cross

  1. :  voided and having each extremity shaped like the handle of a medieval key — compare urdée

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Origin and Etymology of clechée

French cléché, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin clavicatus, from Latin clavis key — more at clavicle


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