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Topic: DARTS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French

dart

2 noun
     
dart
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1 [countable]DGDPMW a small pointed object that is thrown or shot as a weapon, or one that is thrown in the game of darts:
a poisoned dart
2

darts

[uncountable]DGD a game in which darts are thrown at a round board with numbers on it
3 [singular] a sudden quick movement in a particular direction:
The prisoner made a dart for the door.
4

dart of guilt/panic/pain etc

a very sudden, sharp feeling:
It sent a dart of terror through her.
5 [countable]DC a small fold put into a piece of clothing to make it fit better
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