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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.
He has been looking for a telltale sign, the British broad arrow stamp, which the government imprinted on everything from barrel hoops to ships' bells.
45 ACP If military, the pistol will have the government broad arrow mark in various places including the base of the magazine, which should also be marked ".
There was also a Broad Arrow marking on the dial and caseback which was typical of the British military.
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In 1772, Ebenezer Mudgett rallied his fellow Granite Staters in the Pine Tree Riot that protested the unfair fines on sawmills that dared cut the King's pines (white pines more than 12 inches wide were marked with the King's Broad Arrow for use as masts for Royal Navy ships).
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Now currently bearing the NATO roundel on the headstamp, WWII and pre-NATO Radway Green ammo was marked "RD", the year of production, and the broad arrow of the British Ministry of Defence.
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AS3 Christina Bexley piqued the admirals' interest after explaining the ship's ongoing work to expedite broad arrow reports, which are submitted when support equipment is inoperable and that inoperability causes an intermediate maintenance activity to lose its capability to support or repair aeronautical components.
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