ar·​row·​head | \ ˈer-ō-ˌhed How to pronounce arrowhead (audio) , ˈer-ə-, ˈa-rō-, ˈa-rə- \

Definition of arrowhead

1 : a wedge-shaped piercing tip usually fixed to an arrow
2 : something resembling an arrowhead
3 : any of a genus (Sagittaria) of marsh or aquatic plants of the water-plantain family with leaves shaped like arrowheads

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Examples of arrowhead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rowton, who goes to games wearing an arrowhead on his head and a cape signed by players, won’t be hugging strangers this year. Author: Heather Hollingsworth And Cut Anderson, Anchorage Daily News, "Officials plead: Don’t let Super Bowl become superspreader," 6 Feb. 2021 Excavations have already yielded several new artifacts, including unidentified bones and an iron arrowhead. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "Home Renovations in Norway Unearth Viking Burial," 1 June 2020 According to the Sun, an individual in Chithurst, West Sussex, found a Neolithic arrowhead in their garden. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "See Archaeological Treasures Unearthed by U.K. Residents During Lockdown," 22 July 2020 For example, heat up the pitch, the arrowhead, and the arrow shaft. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "9 Tips For Building a Bow (and Arrows) in a Survival Situation," 25 June 2020 Now, the science fiction franchise appears to have influenced Space Force, the US military's newest branch, in its choice of logo: a symbol resembling an arrowhead ringed by an orbiting object and set against a starry backdrop. Sig Christenson,, "San Antonio in hunt to land U.S. Space Command," 5 Aug. 2020 Add glue to the notch and then insert the arrowhead. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "9 Tips For Building a Bow (and Arrows) in a Survival Situation," 25 June 2020 Still, the team opens each game with a cheerleader riding a horse named Warpaint, while hitting a giant, native-style drum embellished with the team's logo, an arrowhead. Eric Levenson, CNN, "The Washington Redskins are reviewing their name. These other teams could be next," 6 July 2020 Smear the pitch on the hot arrowhead and insert it into the notch on the arrow shaft. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "9 Tips For Building a Bow (and Arrows) in a Survival Situation," 25 June 2020

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First Known Use of arrowhead

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for arrowhead

Middle English arowe-heed, from arowe arrow entry 1 + heed head entry 1

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The first known use of arrowhead was in the 14th century

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14 Feb 2021

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“Arrowhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of arrowhead

: a piece of stone or metal that forms the point of an arrow


ar·​row·​head | \ ˈer-ō-ˌhed How to pronounce arrowhead (audio) \

Kids Definition of arrowhead

: the pointed end of an arrow

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