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Definition of "arrow" []

  • A missile having a straight thin shaft with a pointed head at one end and often flight-stabilizing vanes at the other, meant to be shot from a bow. (noun)
  • Something, such as a directional symbol, that is similar to an arrow in form or function. (noun)
  • To move like an arrow. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "arrow" in a sentence
  • "LESSON XXXII. re'gion, _place; space_. furze, _a thorny shrub with yellow flowers_. list'eth, _wishes; pleases_. mirth, _joy; fun_. boon, _gay; merry_. shaft, _an arrow; the stem of an arrow_. up borne ', _held or borne up_. crest'ing, _touching the tops of_."
  • "This apples-to-apples test requires a manufacturer to shoot a 350-grain arrow from a bow set at 70# with a 30 draw length."
  • "With a crossbow the arrow is already drawn thus taking away the only real chance the animal has to bust you other than scent."