arrow

arrowless, adj.arrowlike, adj.
/ar"oh/, n.
1. a slender, straight, generally pointed missile or weapon made to be shot from a bow and equipped with feathers at the end of the shaft near the nock, for controlling flight.
2. anything resembling an arrow in form, function, or character.
3. a linear figure having a wedge-shaped end, as one used on a map or architectural drawing, to indicate direction or placement.
4. (cap.) Astron. the constellation Sagitta.
5. See broad arrow.
v.t.
6. to indicate the proper position of (an insertion) by means of an arrow (often fol. by in): to arrow in a comment between the paragraphs.
[bef. 900; ME arewe, arwe, OE earh; c. ON or (pl. orvar), Goth arhwazna; Gmc *arhwo (fem.), akin to L arcus (gen. arcus) bow, ARC; thus L *arku- bow, pre-Gmc *arku-a belonging to the bow]

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