four·​chée fu̇r-ˈshā How to pronounce fourchée (audio)
of a heraldic cross
: having the end of each arm forked see cross illustration

Word History


French (feminine), literally, forked

First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fourchée was in 1706

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Cite this Entry

“Fourchée.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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