Definition of fléchette
: a small dart-shaped projectile that is clustered in an explosive warhead, dropped as a missile from an airplane, or fired from a handheld gun
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The orange flags mark the impact of each flechette.
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Origin and Etymology of fléchette
French, from diminutive of flèche arrow
First Known Use: 1915See Words from the same year
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