1. One who darts, or who throw darts; that which darts.

2. <zoology> The snakebird, a water bird of the genus Plotus; so called because it darts out its long, snakelike neck at its prey. See Snakebird.

3. <zoology> A small fresh water etheostomoid fish. The group includes numerous genera and species, all of them American. See Etheostomoid.

(01 Mar 1998)