|flèche (fleɪʃ, flɛʃ)|
|1.||Also called: spirelet a slender spire, esp over the intersection of the nave and transept ridges of a church roof|
|2.||a pointed part of a fortification directed towards the attackers|
|3.||fencing a short running attack|
|[C18: from French: spire (literally: arrow), probably of Germanic origin; related to Middle Low German flieke long arrow]|
in French architecture, any spire; in English it is an architectural term for a small slender spire placed on the ridge of a church roof. The fleche is usually built of a wood framework covered with lead or occasionally copper and is generally of rich, light, delicate design, in which tracery, miniature buttresses, and crockets have important parts
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