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ar·row·head

 (ăr′ō-hĕd′)
n.
1. The pointed striking tip of an arrow, typically a knapped, wedge-shaped stone or a fitted metal cap.
2. Something, such as a directional mark on a sign or drawing, having the shape of an arrowhead.
3.
a. Any of various aquatic or wetland perennial plants of the genus Sagittaria, having arrowhead-shaped leaves and panicles of white, unisexual flowers.
b. The edible tubers of various Sagittaria species, especially S. sagittifolia of Eurasia or S. latifolia of North America.

arrowhead

(ˈærəʊˌhɛd)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) the pointed tip of an arrow, often removable from the shaft
2. something that resembles the head of an arrow in shape, such as a triangular decoration on garments used to reinforce joins
3. (Plants) any aquatic herbaceous plant of the genus Sagittaria, esp S. sagittifolia, having arrow-shaped aerial leaves and linear submerged leaves: family Alismataceae

ar•row•head

(ˈær oʊˌhɛd)

n.
1. a usu. wedge-shaped, pointed tip on an arrow.
2. anything resembling or having the conventional shape of an arrowhead.
3. any of various aquatic or bog plants of the genus Sagittaria, water plantain family, with arrowhead-shaped leaves and clusters of white flowers.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arrowhead - the pointed head or striking tip of an arrowarrowhead - the pointed head or striking tip of an arrow
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
barb - a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove
point - sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
tip, peak, point - a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
Translations
رأس السَّهْمنَبات السَّهْمِيَّـه
hrot šípumaranta třtinová
pilebladpilespids
marantepointe de flèchequeue-d’aronde
nyílhegynyílnyílfű
örvarblaîörvaroddur
hrot šípumaranta trstinová
ok başıok ucuok yapraklı bitki

arrowhead

[ˈærəʊhed] Npunta f de flecha

arrowhead

arrow-head [ˈærəʊhɛd] npointe f de flèche

arrowhead

[ˈærəʊˌhɛd] n
a.punta di freccia
b. (Bot) → sagittaria

arrow

(ˈӕrəu) noun
1. a thin, straight stick with a point, which is fired from a bow.
2. a sign shaped like an arrow eg to show which way to go. You can't get lost – just follow the arrows.
arrowhead noun
1. a water plant with leaves shaped like an arrowhead.
2. the tip of an arrow, shaped to a point.
References in classic literature ?
He laid the notch of the arrow on the oxhide bowstring, and drew both notch and string to his breast till the arrow-head was near the bow; then when the bow was arched into a half-circle he let fly, and the bow twanged, and the string sang as the arrow flew gladly on over the heads of the throng.
When King Agamemnon saw the blood flowing from the wound he was afraid, and so was brave Menelaus himself till he saw that the barbs of the arrow and the thread that bound the arrow-head to the shaft were still outside the wound.
But he has been mistaken," pointing to the arrow, which was dangling from the hand that held the bow, "in bringing a loose and barbed arrow-head to kill the buffaloe.
Lucy came carefully as she was bidden, and bent down to look at what seemed a golden arrow-head darting through the water.
Bahia Blanca -- Geology -- Numerous gigantic Quadrupeds -- Recent Extinction -- Longevity of species -- Large Animals do not require a luxuriant vegetation -- Southern Africa -- Siberian Fossils -- Two Species of Ostrich -- Habits of Oven-bird -- Armadilloes -- Venomous Snake, Toad, Lizard -- Hybernation of Animal -- Habits of Sea-Pen -- Indian Wars and Massacres -- Arrow-head, antiquarian Relic.
At the corner of the gloomy passage a rigged jib boom with a dolphin-striker ending in an arrow-head stuck out of the night close to a cast iron lamp-post.
If these be broken, then all men know that it is time to buy arrow-heads.