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: a wedge-shaped piercing tip usually fixed to an arrow
: something resembling an arrowhead
: any of a genus (Sagittaria) of marsh or aquatic plants of the water-plantain family with leaves shaped like arrowheads
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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: a piece of stone or metal that forms the point of an arrow
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: the pointed end of an arrow
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