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See also: fleche, fleché, fléché, and Flèche

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French flèche.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

flèche (plural flèches)

  1. (obsolete) An arrow.
  2. (backgammon) Any of the twenty-four points on a backgammon board.
  3. (architecture) A spire or steeple, especially of Gothic style; an object emerging from the ridge of a roof.
  4. (military, fortification) An earthwork consisting of two berms forming an angle with an open gorge.
  5. (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.

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VerbEdit

flèche (third-person singular simple present flèches, present participle flèching, simple past and past participle flèched)

  1. (fencing) To attack using the flèche method.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French fleche, from Frankish *fliukkija. Compare Portuguese and Spanish flecha, Italian freccia, Catalan fletxa, Galician frecha.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

flèche f (plural flèches)

  1. (archery, symbol) arrow (projectile or symbol)
  2. spire
  3. jib
  4. pointer, needle
  5. (fencing) fleche

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VerbEdit

flèche

  1. first-person singular present indicative of flécher
  2. third-person singular present indicative of flécher
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of flécher
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of flécher
  5. second-person singular imperative of flécher

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