American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. 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.
- n. Something, such as a directional symbol, that is similar to an arrow in form or function.
- v. To move like an arrow.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A slender, generally pointed, missile weapon made to be shot from a bow. Arrows have nearly universally been made with a light, straight shaft of wood, fitted with feathers at the nock-end to steady the flight, and with a pointed head of various forms, often barbed so as to remain fixed in the object pierced. Those used in the middle ages rarely had barbed heads; sometimes the head was flat, sometimes conical, and fitted to the shaft like the ferrule of a walking-stick. The arrow-heads of the North American Indians were of flint, obsidian, or other hard stone, or of bone, as well as of metal, and were often barbed. They were secured to the shaft by lashings of hide or sinew. Arrow-heads intended to be poisoned, as among South American Indians, are said to be fastened lightly, so as to leave the shaft and remain in the wound. The feathers at the butt of the shaft seem to have been generally used in all ages, and are so set, or are of such a form, as to give to the arrow a rotary movement, like that of a rifle-ball. The arrow of the crossbow is called a bolt or quarrel (which see).
- n. Anything resembling an arrow. In surveying a small pointed iron rod, or a stick shod with iron, stuck into the ground to mark a chain's length.
- To grow up into a long pointed stalk like an arrow.
- To move swiftly, as an arrow.
- To blossom: said particularly of sugar-cane, which throws out an arrowlike flowering; stalk.
- obsolete Contraction of ever a.
- n. A projectile consisting of a shaft, a point and a tail with stabilizing fins that is shot from a bow.
- n. A sign or symbol used to indicate a direction (eg. ).
- n. graph theory A directed edge.
- n. colloquial, darts A dart.
- v. To move swiftly and directly (like an arrow)
- v. To let fly swiftly and directly
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A missile weapon of offense, slender, pointed, and usually feathered and barbed, to be shot from a bow.
- n. a mark to indicate a direction or relation
- n. a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow
- From Old English earh, ārwe. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English arwe, from Old English. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“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.”
“The man with the arrow is the man who gave us his extra tickets.”
“With the compound bows in use today, the arrow is actually travelling quite fast.”
“If your shooting 45 lbs and your bow is slow, then there will be a HUGE drop in arrow flight from 20 to 30 yards.”
“I agree that the pain they feel from getting shot by an arrow is minimal, much less than one would think.”
“A lighter arrow is acceptable to more resistance, and especially at longer distances ...”
“Both will straight out if the spline of your arrow is correct for the bow poundage and the draw length.”
“I would try judo points but you may have a problem with penetration if your arrow is not moving fast enough.”
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