fourchée

adjective
four·​chée | \ fu̇r-ˈshā How to pronounce fourchée (audio) \

Definition of fourchée

of a heraldic cross
: having the end of each arm forked — see cross illustration

First Known Use of fourchée

1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fourchée

French (feminine), literally, forked

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“Fourchée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fourch%C3%A9e. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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