broad arrow

broad arrow
broad arrow
n.
1. an arrow with a broad, barbed head
2. an identification mark in the form of a broad arrow that the British government puts on its property, as formerly on prisoners' uniforms

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Broad arrow — Broad Broad (br[add]d), a. [Compar. {Broader} (br[add]d [ e]r); superl. {Broadest}.] [OE. brod, brad, AS. br[=a]d; akin to OS. br[=e]d, D. breed, G. breit, Icel. brei[eth]r, Sw. & Dan. bred, Goth. braids. Cf. {Breadth}.] 1. Wide; extend in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Broad arrow — Arrow Ar row, n. [OE. arewe, AS. arewe, earh; akin to Icel. [ o]r, [ o]rvar, Goth. arhwazna, and perh. L. arcus bow. Cf. {Arc}.] A missile weapon of offense, slender, pointed, and usually feathered and barbed, to be shot from a bow. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broad-arrow — broad arrow, head see arrow III …   Useful english dictionary

  • Broad Arrow — (spr. braod árro), Goldfeld in Australien, s. Coolgardie …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Broad arrow — A broad arrow or pheon is a type of arrow with a typically flat barbed head. It is a symbol used traditionally in heraldry, most notably in England, and later the United Kingdom to mark government property.Use in heraldryThe broad arrow as an… …   Wikipedia

  • broad arrow — noun Date: 14th century 1. an arrow with a flat barbed head 2. British a mark shaped like a broad arrow that identifies government property including clothing formerly worn by convicts …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • broad arrow — /brɔd ˈæroʊ/ (say brawd aroh) noun 1. a mark of the shape of a broad arrow head, placed upon British governmental stores, and formerly on convict clothing. 2. Archery an arrow having an expanded head …  

  • Broad Arrow, Western Australia — Broad Arrow is a ghost town in Western Australia, located 38 km north of Kalgoorlie and 633 km east of Perth, Western Australia. It is on the Kalgoorlie to Leonora Road.Initially called Kurawah, gold was first discovered there in 1893 which… …   Wikipedia

  • broad arrow — broad′ ar′row n. 1) brit. a mark in the shape of a broad arrowhead, placed upon British government property 2) spo an arrow having an expanded head • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • broad arrow — 1. a mark in the shape of a broad arrowhead, placed upon British government property. 2. Archery. an arrow having an expanded head. 3. Heraldry. pheon. [1350 1400; ME brod arwe] * * * …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”