- A pointed missile weapon, intended to be thrown by the hand; a short lance; a javelin; hence, any sharp-pointed missile weapon, as an arrow.
Etymology: Old French dart, of German origin; compare Old High German tart javelin, dart, Anglo Saxon dara, daro, Swedish dart dagger, Icelandic darrar dart
- And he Joab took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom. - 2nd Samuel 18:14
- Anything resembling a dart; anything that pierces or wounds like a dart.
- The artful inquiry, whose venomed Scarce wounds the hearing while it stabs the heart. - Hannan More
- A sudden or fast movement.
- A fold that is stitched on a garment.
- (obsolete) A spear set as a prize in running. - Geoffrey Chaucer
- (zoology) A fish; the dace. See dace.
- (in plural): A game of throwing darts at a target.
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