- a speck; a small bit: a fleck of dirt.
- a spot or small patch of color, light, etc.: the dapple mare with flecks of gray.
- a spot or mark on the skin, as a freckle.
- to mark with a fleck or flecks; spot; dapple.
Origin of fleck
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Examples from the Web for fleckless
The papers extended across the hall and into a prim, fleckless parlor.Anne Of Avonlea
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Antony settled his fleckless straw hat firmly upon his head and tightened his grip on his stick.An Idyll of All Fools' Day
Josephine Daskam Bacon
Then the sky resumes the fleckless blueness which characterises it during the greater part of the year.A Bird Calendar for Northern India
The sky was fleckless by this time and it did not seem possible that another storm could come up.The Corner House Girls on Palm Island
Grace Brooks Hill
Out of the blue void of a fleckless sky, came whooping at dawn a boisterous wind.Little Miss Grouch
Samuel Hopkins Adams
- a small marking or streak; speckle
- a small particle; specka fleck of dust
- Also: flecker (tr) to mark or cover with flecks; speckle
Word Origin and History for fleckless
1590s, from fleck (v.) or else from Middle Dutch vlecke or Old Norse flekkr.
late 14c., probably from Old Norse flekka "to spot," from Proto-Germanic *flekk- (cf. Middle Dutch vlecke, Old High German flec, German Fleck), from PIE *pleik- "to tear" (see flay). Related: Flecked; flecking.