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Definition of "dart" []

  • A slender, pointed missile, often having tail fins, thrown by hand, shot from a blowgun, or expelled by an exploding bomb. (noun)
  • An object likened to a slender, pointed missile either in shape, use, or effect. (noun)
  • The stinger of an insect. (noun)
  • Games A game in which small, slender, pointed missiles are thrown at a target. (noun)
  • A sudden, rapid movement. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dart" in a sentence
  • "Getting hit with a nerf dart is like getting hit with a paper airplane."
  • "A science teacher at Battery Creek High School resigned Friday, about two weeks after he was placed on paid leave for shooting a foam dart from a plastic Nerf gun at a student ...."
  • "Alaric tells Damon that he only has one more vervain dart and they go back into the house."