arrowhead

noun ar·row·head \ ˈer-ō-ˌhed , ˈer-ə- , ˈa-rō- , ˈa-rə- \
Updated on: 21 May 2018

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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First Known Use of arrowhead

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ARROWHEAD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of arrowhead for English Language Learners

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


ARROWHEAD Defined for Kids

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noun ar·row·head \ ˈer-ō-ˌhed \

Definition of arrowhead for Students

: the pointed end of an arrow


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