sheaf arrow

noun

Definition of sheaf arrow

: an ancient English military arrow having a long and heavy stele, full fletching, and a narrow head with or without barbs

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History and Etymology for sheaf arrow

Middle English shefe arow, from shefe, sheef sheaf + arow, arewe arrow

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“Sheaf arrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sheaf%20arrow. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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