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fle·chettealso flé·chette (flā-shĕt′, flĕ-)
A steel missile or dart dropped from an aircraft or fired from an artillery piece.
[French, diminutive of flèche, arrow; see flèche.]
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a steel dart or missile dropped from an aircraft, as in World War I
[from French; see flèche]
a small dartlike metal projectile used as shrapnel in antipersonnel bombs and shells.
[1910–15; < French]