Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

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