Definitions for fléchette
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small dartlike metal projectile used as shrapnel in antipersonnel bombs and shells.
Origin of fléchette:
1910–15; < F
A small sharp antipersonnel projectile, used as shrapnel, fired from a shotgun, or scattered from an aircraft.
The game of lawn darts.
Origin: fléchette, diminutive of flèche.
A flechette fleh-SHET is a pointed steel projectile, with a vaned tail for stable flight. The name comes from French fléchette, "little arrow" or "dart", and sometimes retains the acute accent in English: fléchette.
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