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From Middle English flekked, from Old Norse flekka ("to spot"), from Proto-Germanic *flekk-. Cognate to Dutch vlek.
fleck (plural flecks)
- A flake
- A lock, as of wool.
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- A small spot or streak; a speckle.
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- A sunny fleck.
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- Life is dashed with flecks of sin.
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fleck (third-person singular simple present flecks, present participle flecking, simple past and past participle flecked)
- (transitive) To mark with small spots
- So this was my future home, I thought! [...] Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
- second-person singular imperative of flecken