fléchette

noun
flé·​chette | \ flā-ˈshet How to pronounce fléchette (audio) , fle- \

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

First Known Use of fléchette

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fléchette

French, from diminutive of flèche arrow

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Cite this Entry

“Fléchette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fl%C3%A9chette. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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