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  1. gothicpartner

    gothicpartner Senior Member

    Bruges
    Spanish
    Hello,

    Is there any difference between these two words?

    For instance:
    "church steeple" and "church spire"

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. pitbullkiller Junior Member

    Cuba
    español-cuba
    Hello partner
    Yes there is a little difference
    "church steeple" is the bell tower
    and "church spire" is the piramidal finish the towers
     
  3. Dlyons

    Dlyons Senior Member

    Dublin
    English - Ireland
    The steeple is the tower on top of the church - often square or cylindrical. It may also be used to mean that part together with a superstructure that tapers into a point (often roughly conical).

    This superstructure is known as the spire.
     

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