fléchette

noun
flé·​chette | \flā-ˈshet, 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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