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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."
I believe in them enough as combat guns that my "bedside boomer" is a blued commercial Mark V (no broad arrow markings).
The watch is stamped with a prominent British Broad Arrow and is numbered 591107.
On the other side, when asked whether the lawyers had an exemption from toll tax on motorways or not, public relation office of the NHA responded, 'As a policy, it should not provide any exemption for any specific vehicle types or a group of road users from payment of toll, except for ambulances, police vehicles, vehicles of National Highways and Motorways Police, and vehicles bearing broad arrow plates under the use of armed forces.
He discusses guns of the Iroquois nations, the KingAEs Broad Arrow mark, the sitting fox symbol, images of St.
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.
Velocity was not as great as that of the .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 ".455 Eley." A good number of these pistols will be found with Royal Air Force ("R.A.F." or "RAF") designations on their frames.
There was also a Broad Arrow marking on the dial and caseback which was typical of the British military.
(a) Histological appearance of tuberculous granuloma surrounded by palisaded epithelioid histiocytes (broad arrow) with central caseous necrosis (long arrow), (b) magnified histological picture showing a Langhans giant cell (arrow), and (c) Langhans giant cell (arrow) with ZN staining.
(g) Pretreatment OCT demonstrating submacular CNVM complex (broad arrow with white borders), SRF (yellow arrow), and PED (narrow white arrow).
(b) Case 1: intestinal-like cells (labelled as thin arrow) and signet-ring cell crypt (labelled as broad arrow) in mucin pools (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnifications x200).
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).