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Broken Arrow

a town in NE Oklahoma. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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
  • He held the end of the Broken Arrow up and inspected it carefully.

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

  • The sculptured figure is in a lying position, and a Broken Arrow or spear is in its side.

  • I knowed when dey started dat Wealaka school across de river from de Broken Arrow town.

  • It was found to be a deep flesh-wound in the shoulder, from which a fragment of the Broken Arrow still protruded.

    The Young Fur Traders R.M. Ballantyne
  • 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
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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