Fleche



[fleysh; French flesh] /fleɪʃ; French flɛʃ/

noun, plural flèches
[fley-shiz; French flesh] /ˈfleɪ ʃɪz; French flɛʃ/ (Show IPA)
1.
Architecture. a steeple or spire, especially one in the Gothic style, emerging from the ridge of a roof.
2.
Fortification. a fieldwork consisting of two faces forming a salient angle with an open gorge.
3.
Fencing. a method of attack with saber or épée in which the attacker leaves from the rear foot and advances rapidly toward the opponent.
/fleɪʃ; flɛʃ/
noun
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

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