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flèche

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Pronunciation: /fleɪʃ
 
, flɛʃ
 
/

Definition of flèche in English:

noun

A slender spire, typically over the intersection of the nave and the transept of a church.
Example sentences
  • Yet the external composition is medieval, not to say picturesque, partly due to the Victoria Tower and the Clock Tower (housing Big Ben), and to the turrets and central flèche which disguise heating and ventilation ducts.

Origin

mid 19th century: French, literally 'arrow'.

Words that rhyme with flèche

crèche, kesh

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