Dart sac
Dart Dart (d[aum]rt), n. [OF. dart, of German origin; cf. OHG. tart javelin, dart, AS. dara[eth], daro[eth], Sw. dart dagger, Icel. darra[eth]r dart.] 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. [1913 Webster]

And he [Joab] took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom. --2 Sa. xviii. 14. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything resembling a dart; anything that pierces or wounds like a dart. [1913 Webster]

The artful inquiry, whose venomed dart Scarce wounds the hearing while it stabs the heart. --Hannan More. [1913 Webster]

3. A spear set as a prize in running. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) A fish; the dace. See {Dace}. [1913 Webster]

{Dart sac} (Zo["o]l.), a sac connected with the reproductive organs of land snails, which contains a dart, or arrowlike structure. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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