spirelet

[spahyuh r-lit]

Origin of spirelet

First recorded in 1840–50; spire1 + -let
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Historical Examples of spirelet

  • The church has a tower with triple belfry windows, which is lofty and finished with pinnacles and spirelet.

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    G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade

  • The church stands back from the road, and has a graceful tower (restored), with spirelet.

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    G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade

  • It is a stately structure of four stages, with the customary projecting stone turret and spirelet.

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    G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade

  • St James's Church has a good tower with turret and spirelet—likewise rebuilt.

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    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

noun
  1. another name for flèche (def. 1)
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