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  1. 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.
  • And he Joab took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom. - 2nd Samuel 18:14
    1. 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
    1. A sudden or fast movement.
    2. A fold that is stitched on a garment.
    3. (obsolete) A spear set as a prize in running. - Geoffrey Chaucer
    4. (zoology) A fish; the dace. See dace.
    5. (in plural): A game of throwing darts at a target.
  • Translations: 
    • French: pli piqué
    • Spanish: dardo
      (trans-bottom) (trans-top, a game)
    Etymology: Old French dart, of German origin; compare Old High German tart javelin, dart, Anglo Saxon dara, daro, Swedish dart dagger, Icelandic darrar dart

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