broad arrow


noun

a mark in the shape of a broad arrowhead, placed upon British government property.
Archery. an arrow having an expanded head.
Heraldry. pheon.

Origin of broad arrow

1350–1400; Middle English brod arwe
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broad arrow

noun

a mark shaped like a broad arrowhead designating British government property and formerly used on prison clothing
an arrow with a broad head
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