broad arrow


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broad arrow

n.
1. An arrow with a wide barbed head.
2. Chiefly British A wide arrowhead mark identifying government property.

broad arrow

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a mark shaped like a broad arrowhead designating British government property and formerly used on prison clothing
2. (Archery) an arrow with a broad head

broad′ ar′row


n.
1. a mark in the shape of a broad arrowhead, placed upon British government property.
2. an arrow having an expanded head.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.broad arrow - an arrowhead mark identifying British government property
marking, mark, marker - a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the sheep"
2.broad arrow - a mark shaped like an arrowhead; used to mark convicts' clothing
mark - a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); "his answer was just a punctuation mark"
3.broad arrow - an arrow with a wide barbed head
arrow - a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow
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Give me a good stout bow and a fair broad arrow, and if I hit it not, strip me and beat me blue with bowstrings.
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Bowyer, Brick, Martin, Constable, Broad Arrow, Salt, Lanthorn, Wakefield, Bell, Beauchamp, Devereaux and Flint?
This kukri was issued in World War I to British Gurkha regiments and each blade bears World War I dates and a British war department broad arrow.
Bryant shot dead 35 people and wounded 19 others in the Broad Arrow Caf at the tourist attraction of Port Arthur, a former penal colony.
At the top of High Street is a large 18th-century house, now shops, but formerly the Crown and Broad Arrow coaching house where, it is reputed, Dick Turpin used to tend to his horse - but I am sure I have heard that one before in at least half dozen other English towns.
She and 19 others died as the 28-year-old gunman let loose a hail of bullets in the crowded Broad Arrow cafe in Port Arthur.