One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A slender spire, typically over the intersection of the nave and the transept of a church.
steeple, belfryView synonyms
- ‘Yet the external composition is medieval, not to say picturesque, partly due to the Victoria Tower and the Clock Tower (housing Big Ben), and to the turrets and central flèche which disguise heating and ventilation ducts.’
Mid 19th century: French, literally ‘arrow’.
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