Definitions

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  • n. A small sharp antipersonnel projectile, used as shrapnel, fired from a shotgun, or scattered from an aircraft.
  • n. The game of lawn darts.

Etymologies

From French fléchette ("small arrow"), diminutive of flèche ("arrow"). (Wiktionary)

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  • "Almost all the facts were already known: the bombing of civilian neighborhoods, the use of flechette rounds and white phosphorus against civilian targets, the bombing of mosques and schools, the blocking of rescue parties from reaching the wounded, the killing of fleeing civilians carrying white flags, the use of human shields, and more."
    - Uri Avnery, UM-Shmum, UM-Boom, avnery-news.co.il, 19 September 2009.

    September 23, 2009