from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A barbed javelin formerly carried by the royal ser-geant-at-arms.
- noun In heraldry, a barbed head, as of an arrow or a fish-spear, differing from the broad-arrow in being engrailed on the inner side of the barbs unless otherwise blazoned. The point is always directed downward unless otherwise stated in the blazon. Also called
ferrum jaculi. Compare broad-arrow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Her.) A bearing representing the head of a dart or javelin, with long barbs which are engrailed on the inner edge.
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- noun heraldry A
bearingrepresenting the head of a dartor javelin, with long barbswhich are engrailedon the inner edge.
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Probably Old French.
Arms — Arg. a pheon Sab. on a chief of the laft, a lion palTant of the firft — Bamber.