- the head or tip of an arrow, usually separable from the shaft and conventionally wedge-shaped.
- anything resembling or having the conventional shape of an arrowhead.
- Also called swamp potato. any aquatic or bog plant of the genus Sagittaria, having usually arrowhead-shaped leaves and clusters of white flowers.
- any of several other plants having arrowhead-shaped leaves.
- the dartlike form in an egg-and-dart ornament.
Origin of arrowhead
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Examples from the Web for arrowhead
The skeleton was found with an arrowhead embedded in it, suggesting the King died in battle.CONFIRMED: Skeleton Found Under City Car Park IS That Of Villainous Richard III
February 4, 2013
The scout badge is not intended to represent the fleur-de-lis, or an arrowhead.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
In this way little pieces were chipped off until the arrowhead was formed.Folkways</p>
William Graham Sumner
She beckoned to Arrowhead, and he followed her to the grindstone.
How Arrowhead found the post in the mad storm he could never have told.
But so had many of the summer visitors and residents of Arrowhead Village.A Mortal Antipathy
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
- the pointed tip of an arrow, often removable from the shaft
- something that resembles the head of an arrow in shape, such as a triangular decoration on garments used to reinforce joins
- any aquatic herbaceous plant of the genus Sagittaria, esp S. sagittifolia, having arrow-shaped aerial leaves and linear submerged leaves: family Alismataceae
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Word Origin and History for arrowhead
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