from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A slender spire, especially one on a church above the intersection of the nave and transept.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In fortification, the most simple kind of field-work, usually constructed at the foot of a glacis, consisting of two faces forming a salient angle pointing outward from the position taken.
- noun In architecture, a spire; particularly, a slender spire rising from the intersection of the nave and transepts of a cathedral or large church.
- noun In decorative art, an object resembling a spire, especially the representation of a spire in medieval carving or metal art-work.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Fort.) A simple fieldwork, consisting of two faces forming a salient angle pointing outward and open at the gorge.
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- noun obsolete An
- noun backgammon Any of the twenty-four points on a
- noun architecture A
spireor steeple, especially of Gothicstyle; an object emerging from the ridge of a roof.
- noun military, fortification An earthwork consisting of two
bermsforming an angle with an open gorge.
- noun fencing A method of attack with a sword (
foilor épée) in which the attacker's back leg crosses in front of the front leg in the offensive move.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French, arrow, flèche, from Old French, arrow, of Germanic origin; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.]
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Old French fleche
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