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Broken Arrow

a town in NE Oklahoma. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He held the end of the Broken Arrow up and inspected it carefully.

    The Great Airship. F. S. Brereton
  • A Broken Arrow, pointing in any direction indicated, danger.

  • Was he unaware of the Broken Arrow shaft below his ribs, deeply bedded, with dark blood oozing around the wood?

    West Of The Sun Edgar Pangborn
  • The sculptured figure is in a lying position, and a Broken Arrow or spear is in its side.

  • There came a whistle in the air, and then a sounding smack, and the fragments of a Broken Arrow fell about their ears.

    The Black Arrow Robert Louis Stevenson
  • I knowed when dey started dat Wealaka school across de river from de Broken Arrow town.

  • And there on a trestle table before us lay the body of Jarl Lodbrok, my friend, in whose side was my Broken Arrow.

    Wulfric the Weapon Thane

    Charles W. Whistler
  • Not knowing what she did, she pulled the Broken Arrow from his arm, and then screamed to think of where it had been.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • In an earth-hut another detachment had found some smoked fish, a Broken Arrow, the remains of a fire, and several other things.

Slang definitions & phrases for Broken Arrow

broken arrow

noun phrase

An accident involving nuclear weapons: The idea that this is a ''broken arrow'' never released is incorrect (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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