arrowhead

[ar-oh-hed]
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. arrondissement,
  2. arrow,
  3. arrow arum,
  4. arrow, kenneth joseph,
  5. arrowgrass,
  6. arrowroot,
  7. arrows,
  8. arrowsmith,
  9. arrowwood,
  10. arrowworm

Origin of arrowhead

1350–1400; Middle English arwe he(ve)d; see arrow, head

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British Dictionary definitions for arrowhead

arrowhead

noun

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

arrowhead

n.

late 15c., from arrow + head (n.). Ancient ones dug up were called elf-arrows (17c.).

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