Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An arrow, having a rotary motion, formerly used with the crossbow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An arrow, having a rotary motion, formerly used with the crossbow. Cf. vireton.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bolt for a crossbow, feathered spirally so as to rotate in its flight. Also vireton.
  • n. In heraldry, same as annulet. Cussans.
  • An obsolete spelling of veer.

Etymologies

Old French vire, from virer to turn. Compare veer, vireton. (Wiktionary)

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