Pronunciation: (flāsh; Fr. flesh), [key]
—pl. flè•chesPronunciation: (flā'shiz; Fr. flesh). [key]
1. Archit.a steeple or spire, esp. one in the Gothic style, emerging from the ridge of a roof.
2. Fort.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.
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