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A slender spire, especially one on a church above the intersection of the nave and transept.
1. (Architecture) Also called: spirelet a slender spire, esp over the intersection of the nave and transept ridges of a church roof
2. (Fortifications) a pointed part of a fortification directed towards the attackers
3. (Fencing) fencing a short running attack
[C18: from French: spire (literally: arrow), probably of Germanic origin; related to Middle Low German flieke long arrow]
a steeple or spire emerging from the ridge of a roof.
[1700–10; < French: literally, arrow, < Frankish]