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/ fleɪˈʃɛt /
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noun, plural flé·chettes [fley-shets; French fley-shet]. /fleɪˈʃɛts; French fleɪˈʃɛt/.
Military. a small, dartlike metal projectile used as shrapnel in antipersonnel bombs and shells.
a bullet with a thin, hard metal spine, designed to tumble on impact and thus cause an incapacitating wound.
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British Dictionary definitions for fléchette
/ (fleɪˈʃɛt) /
a steel dart or missile dropped from an aircraft, as in World War I
Word Origin for fléchette
from French; see flèche
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