Flèche

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Flèche (Fort) A simple fieldwork, consisting of two faces forming a salient angle pointing outward and open at the gorge.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fleche flāsh a spire generally: the slender spire rising from the intersection of the nave and transepts in some large churches:
    • n Fleche flāsh (fort.) a parapet with two faces forming a salient angle at the foot of a glacis.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. flèche, prop., an arrow
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., 'an arrow.'