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spirelet

[spahyuh r-lit] /ˈspaɪər lɪt/
noun
1.
a small spire, as on a turret.
Origin of spirelet
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; spire1 + -let
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  • The church has a tower with triple belfry windows, which is lofty and finished with pinnacles and spirelet.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • The church stands back from the road, and has a graceful tower (restored), with spirelet.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • It is a stately structure of four stages, with the customary projecting stone turret and spirelet.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • St James's Church has a good tower with turret and spirelet—likewise rebuilt.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • The spirelet above is also greatly enriched, and additional pinnacles are introduced.

British Dictionary definitions for spirelet

spirelet

/ˈspaɪəlɪt/
noun
1.
another name for flèche (sense 1)
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