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flèche

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English

Etymology

From Old (and modern) French flèche.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /flɛʃ/, /fleɪʃ/

Noun

Singular
flèche

Plural
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  1. (obsolete) An arrow.
  2. (architecture) A thin wooden spire.
  3. (backgammon) Any of the twenty-four points on a backgammon board.
  4. (fencing) A fast surprise attack in which the attacker's back leg crosses in front of the front leg.

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French

Etymology

From Frankish *fliukka.

Pronunciation

Noun

flèche f. (plural flèches)

  1. (archery, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) arrow (projectile or symbol)
  2. spire
  3. jib
  4. pointer, needle
  5. (fencing) flèche

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