broad arrow


Definition of broad arrow

1 : an arrow with a flat barbed head
2 British : a mark shaped like a broad arrow that identifies government property including clothing formerly worn by convicts

Examples of broad arrow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dial has the model’s classic broad arrow hands, treated with white Super-LumiNova that glows green in the dark, as per vintage versions. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 8 Mar. 2022

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First Known Use of broad arrow

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Broad arrow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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