Definition of Fleche

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of flèche) ¹



2. Noun. (obsolete) An arrow. ¹

3. Noun. (backgammon) Any of the twenty-four points on a backgammon board. ¹

4. Noun. (architecture) A spire or steeple, especially of Gothic style; an object emerging from the ridge of a roof. ¹

5. Noun. (military fortification) An earthwork consisting of two berms forming an angle with an open gorge. ¹

6. Noun. (fencing) A method of attack with a sword (foil or épée) in which the attacker's back leg crosses in front of the front leg in the offensive move. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fleche

1. a steeple [n -S] - See also: steeple

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fleche

fleakers
fleaking
flealike
fleam
fleams
fleamy
fleapit
fleapits
flearidden
fleas
fleasome
fleawort
fleaworts
flecainide
flecainide acetate
fleche (current term)
fleches
flechette
flechettes
fleck
fleck dystrophy of cornea
fleck retina of Kandori
flecked
flecked retina
flecked retina syndrome
flecker
fleckered
fleckering
fleckers
flecking

Literary usage of Fleche

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1. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1871)
"His wrath was mainly He attacks kindled against John of La fleche and the other Ceno- ^ F1{iche' mannian Barons who had stood firm in their allegiance to ..."

2. The Ecclesiologist by Ecclesiological Society (1862)
"THE NEW fleche AT COLOGNE. SINCE we last visited Cologne the nave has been ... The crockets too are heavy, and the fleche is altogether a feature which ..."

3. England Under the Angevin Kings by Norgate, Kate (1887)
"NOTE E. THE SIEGE OF LA fleche AND TREATY OF BLANCHELANDE. There are two questionable points connected with these matters : i. the date; z. the geography. i ..."

4. The Reign of William Rufus and the Accession of Henry the First by Edward A[ugustus] Freeman (1882)
"He was, it will be remembered, the son of John of La His descent fleche and of Paula the youngest sister of the last Count position. ..."

5. The History of Normandy and of England by Francis Palgrave (1864)
"Both were dangerous neighbours, but Rufus excited most apprehension ; and Helias de la fleche was anxious to preserve his virtual freedom without any ..."

6. The American Journal of Education by Henry Barnard (1862)
"An officer's or soldier's son from La fleche would, in case of 300 candidates being admitted to St. Cyr, be able to claim admission, if he came 315th on ..."

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