bladelet

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bladelet was in 1859

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“Bladelet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bladelet. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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