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Arrow key

arrow key
One of four keys on a keyboard marked with arrows pointing up, down, left and right. The arrow keys are used for such things as moving the cursor in a text document, for moving the input focus between the fields of a form or sometimes for scrolling a picture.


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  • Arrowsmith

    a novel (1925) by Sinclair Lewis. Historical Examples Mr Arrowsmith, as in the case of the island mentioned in the last note, has given the native name to this island, viz. A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 Robert Kerr The holidays were passed in this camp, with Col. Arrowsmith in […]

  • Arrowwood

    any of several shrubs or small trees, especially of the genus Viburnum, having tough, straight shoots formerly used for arrows. noun any of various trees or shrubs, esp certain viburnums, having long straight tough stems formerly used by North American Indians to make arrows

  • Arrowworm

    any small, translucent marine worm of the phylum (or class) Chaetognatha, having lateral and caudal fins. noun any small marine invertebrate of the genus Sagitta, having an elongated transparent body with fins and prehensile oral bristles: phylum Chaetognatha (chaetognaths)

  • Arrowgrass

    noun either of two species, sea arrowgrass (Triglochin maritima) or marsh arrowgrass (T. palustris), of monocotyledonous perennials having long thin fleshy leaves and spikes of inconspicuous flowers

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