from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sharpened to a point; pointed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In heraldry: Sharpened or cut to a point; ending in a point: said especially of a cross when the lowermost arm seems as if intended to be fixed in the ground.
- Less commonly, having a long sharp point attached to the cross or other bearing, and projecting beyond the bottom. Also fiché, fiched, figetive, fitched, fitchy.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The name probably relates to a poor translation of the name for the European polecat, which is a relative of the fisher and is called the fitch ferret, fichet or fitche.
Arms. Or, a lion's gamb erased in bend, between two cross crosslets, fitche, gules.
a shield of arms, within an orb ar.sa. a spread eagle of the first bearing an escutcheon of pretence ar. a lion ppr. in chief in base a chev.gu. charged with three escallop shells of the first, impaling a saltire sa. between four crosses fitche of the same.