fitchée

adjective

fitch·​ée
variants or fitchy or less commonly fitché
ˈfichē,
(ˈ)fi¦chā
of a cross
: having the lower extremity pointed instead of ending in the form characteristic of the kind of cross in question
a cross botonée fitchée
a crosslet fitchée
Phrases
fitchée at the foot
: having a point descending from the lower extremity, the shape of which is not modified
used of a cross the outer aspects of whose arms are flat
a cross formée fitchée

Word History

Etymology

Middle French fiché, past participle of ficher to drive in, pin, fasten

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“Fitchée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fitch%C3%A9e. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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