flèche

noun
\ ˈflāsh How to pronounce flèche (audio) , ˈflesh How to pronounce flèche (audio) \

Definition of flèche

: spire especially : a slender spire above the intersection of the nave and transepts of a church

First Known Use of flèche

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flèche

French, literally, arrow, from Old French fleche, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch vlieke arrow, Old English flēogan to fly

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Cite this Entry

“Flèche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fl%C3%A8che. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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