Definitions of fleck

  1. a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; " a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
  2. a small contrasting part of something; " a bald spot"; " a leopard's spots"; " a patch of clouds"; " patches of thin ice"; " a fleck of red"
  3. A flake; also, a lock, as of wool.
  4. A spot; a streak; a speckle.
  5. To spot; to streak or stripe; to variegate; to dapple.
  6. A streak or spot.
  7. To streak or spot; variegate.
  8. A spot or speckle; a little bit of a thing.
  9. To spot; streak.
  10. A dot or streak; dapple.
  11. A spot; a streak; a bit.

Usage examples for fleck

  1. Arched slightly in the middle, for the river was still rising, it leaped and surged, tossing tawny mane and fleck and foam as it thundered along- a mad, molten mass of yellow struck into gold by the light of the sun. – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
  2. There is no indication of a guiding intelligence, and if he possess an immortal spirit, so does the mollusk and the fleck of protoplasm. – Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science by Hudson Tuttle
  3. If one of those seas comes on board it would carry you overboard like a fleck of foam. – The Red Eric by R.M. Ballantyne
  4. Not honey, not the south; ah flower of purple iris, flower of white, or of the iris, withering the grass- for fleck of the sun's fire, gathers such heat and power, that shadow- print is light, cast through the petals of the yellow iris flower. – Hymen by Hilda Doolittle
  5. In three specimens the dorsolateral black area between the dorsal stripe and the lateral stripe on each side has no markings, and in eight others there is only an occasional fleck or crescent on the skin between the sixth and seventh scale rows. – Occurrence of the Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis, in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains by Henry S. Fitch T. Paul Maslin
  6. He was one of several children, most of whom died young; John, the eldest, who lived till he was twenty- three, and Margaret, who married a Redcar fisherman named James Fleck, being the only two that came to maturity. – The Life of Captain James Cook by Arthur Kitson
  7. The magnificent semi- circle of the Southern Alps stood out, for a hundred miles from north to south, in appalling white distinctness, and no one in the whole Colony had ever seen the splendid range thus free from fleck or flaw. – Station Amusements by Lady Barker