Meaning of “dart” in the English Dictionary

"dart" in British English

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uk /dɑːt/ us /dɑːrt/

dart noun (POINTED OBJECT)

[ C ] a small, thin object with a sharp point that is thrown by hand in a game, shot from a gun, or blown from a tube when used as a weapon

darts [ U ]

a game in which darts are thrown at a circular board. The number of points won depends on where the darts land on the board:

a game of darts
a darts tournament

dart noun (QUICK MOVEMENT)

[ C usually singular ] a quick, sudden movement:

We made a dart for (= moved quickly towards) the exit.

dartverb [ I + adv/prep ]

uk /dɑːt/ us /dɑːrt/

to move quickly or suddenly:

I darted behind the sofa and hid.
dart a glance/look at sb

to look quickly at someone:

She darted an angry look at me.

(Definition of “dart” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dart" in American English

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dart verb [ I always + adv/prep ] (MOVE QUICKLY)

to move quickly or suddenly:

She darted out from between two parked cars.

dart noun [ C ] (POINTED OBJECT)

us /dɑrt/ a small object with a thin pointed end that is thrown or shot:

dart noun [ C ] (FOLD)

/dɑrt/ a fold sewn into a piece of clothing to make it fit better

(Definition of “dart” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)