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 Near the Iron Age shoe and along the trails in and out of the pass, Pilø and his colleagues found a 2,000-year-old arrowhead made of reindeer antler and etched with a pair of zigzag lines. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, 26 Apr. 2022 This arrowhead, made of reindeer antler and probably also used to hunt reindeer, radiocarbon-dates to 2,000-3,000 years ago. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, 26 Apr. 2022 Winter alerts were already up on Monday morning, stretching from the Pacific Northwest coast to the arrowhead of Minnesota. NBC News, 11 Apr. 2022 James Starnes, director of Surface Geology and Surface Mapping for the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, discovered an even more surprising fact: the stone wasn’t an arrowhead. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 12 Sep. 2021 Inside, the gator were two stones that turned out to be a broken arrowhead and a plummet, which is a type of fishing weight used by Native Americans, historians say. Tribune News Service, al, 11 Sep. 2021 On the White House grounds, bits of pottery and arrowhead points were found in the 1970s. Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2021 Amell shared a photo of the simple new ink — an outline of an arrowhead, to the side of his elbow, and pointing upwards — on Sunday. Jolie Lash,, 12 Sep. 2021 While MacGregor drones on before a hostile audience, Lily scours the place for a sacred arrowhead—the same item being hunted there by a man dressed like a Prussian colonel and who acts like a furious infant (Jesse Plemons). John Anderson, WSJ, 29 July 2021 See More

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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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2 Jun 2022

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“Arrowhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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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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