arrowhead

noun
ar·​row·​head | \ˈer-ō-ˌhed, 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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Ursula Wierer, an archaeologist from the provincial Department of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape in Florence, Italy, used high-power microscopes and a CT scanner to examine Ötzi’s dagger and arrowheads. Nicholas St. Fleur, New York Times, "The Final Hours of the Iceman’s Tools," 21 June 2018 Successfully completing the hike and doing three hours of conservation work make participants eligible for a prized patch in the shape of an arrowhead. Jamiel Lynch And Phil Gast, CNN, "Storied Philmont Boy Scout ranch cancels hikes because of wildfire," 4 June 2018 Later CT scans, however, revealed an arrowhead lodged in his left shoulder. The Economist, "A mummy’s final meal adds to an ancient mystery," 12 July 2018 Archaeologists think that in Copper Age Europe, manufacturing tools like daggers and arrowheads was the work of expert specialists, but most adults knew how to retouch or resharpen a blade with a reasonable amount of skill. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Ötzi the Iceman spent his last days trying to repair his tools," 22 June 2018 Their arrowheads can still be kicked up in the dirt. Liz Arnold, Longreads, "Making Peace with the Site of a Suicide," 11 July 2018 There are lids festooned with flint arrowheads, Civil War Minie balls, Amtrak train keys, Pez dispensers — even $1 million in shredded greenbacks from the Federal Reserve Bank in San Antonio. Allen G. Breed, chicagotribune.com, "The 'King of the Commode' seeks an heir to his thrones," 23 May 2018 Will affect stadiums as they are built in the future?Specifically when arrowhead needs rebuilt. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: Moose, Mahomes, Moore, Zenger out and the NBA in? | The Kansas City Star," 22 May 2018 There are lids festooned with flint arrowheads, Civil War Minie balls, Amtrak train keys, Pez dispensers — even $1 million in shredded greenbacks from the Federal Reserve Bank in San Antonio. Allen G. Breed, chicagotribune.com, "The 'King of the Commode' seeks an heir to his thrones," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of arrowhead

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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arrowhead

noun

English Language Learners Definition of arrowhead

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

arrowhead

noun
ar·​row·​head | \ˈer-ō-ˌhed \

Kids Definition of arrowhead

: the pointed end of an arrow

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