Definition of flèche in English:


Syllabification: flèche
Pronunciation: /flāSH, fleSH


A slender spire, typically over the intersection of the nave and the transept of a Gothic church.
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  • 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.


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

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Word of the day retroflex
Pronunciation: ˈretrəˌfleks
turned backward