blade·​let | \ ˈblād-lət How to pronounce bladelet (audio) \
plural bladelets

Definition of bladelet

: a small blade One of the unique finds at the site consists of two clay cattle figurines deposited in a shallow subfloor pit; each figurine had been pierced twice with flint bladelets in the ribs and chest, suggesting a ritual killing associated with magic or luck in the hunt.— Gary O. Rollefson et al., Archaeology, November/December 1987

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First Known Use of bladelet

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Bladelet.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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