Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An arrow with a wide barbed head.
  • noun Chiefly British A wide arrowhead mark identifying government property.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The royal mark of British government stores of every description, which it is felony to obliterate or deface.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an arrowhead mark identifying British government property
  • noun a mark shaped like an arrowhead; used to mark convicts' clothing
  • noun an arrow with a wide barbed head

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