Origin of broad arrow
Examples from the Web for broad arrow
You wouldn't look well at all in a striped suit—or I believe it's the broad-arrow pattern they supply in the prisons here.The White Blackbird|Hudson Douglas
A line of men in broad-arrow stamped suits, all natives, guarded by two armed constables, was filing in from the veldt.A Veldt Official|Bertram Mitford
Firstly, there is the stigma that attaches to every man who has worn the broad-arrow.A Plea for the Criminal|James Leslie Allan Kayll
The mark of the “broad-arrow” is generally incised with the bench-mark so that the horizontal bar passes through its apex.
In prison she had to wear the ugly convict-dress with the broad-arrow stamped on all her clothes.The Rebel of the School|Mrs. L. T. Meade