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the head or tip of an arrow, usually separable from the shaft and conventionally wedge-shaped.
anything resembling or having the conventional shape of an arrowhead.
Also called swamp potato. any aquatic or bog plant of the genus Sagittaria, having usually arrowhead-shaped leaves and clusters of white flowers.
any of several other plants having arrowhead-shaped leaves.
the dartlike form in an egg-and-dart ornament.
Contemporary Examples

The skeleton was found with an arrowhead embedded in it, suggesting the King died in battle.
CONFIRMED: Skeleton Found Under City Car Park IS That Of Villainous Richard III Tom Sykes February 3, 2013

Historical Examples

How arrowhead found the post in the mad storm he could never have told.
Northern Lights Gilbert Parker

But so had many of the summer visitors and residents of arrowhead Village.
A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Tell him a gentleman visiting arrowhead Village would like to call and show him some old pieces of money, said to be Roman ones.
A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

You will find arrowhead Village a good deal changed since you left it.
A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“Just like this,” he replied, and stooping over, he picked up an arrowhead under the friend’s foot.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8 Elbert Hubbard

You found that arrowhead on the hunting ground of the Shoshonis and the Bannacks.
The Young Alaskans on the Missouri Emerson Hough

Dr. Butts was the leading medical practitioner, not only of arrowhead Village, but of all the surrounding region.
A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

I suppose your arrowhead will remain there undiscovered for a thousand years.
The Young Alaskans on the Missouri Emerson Hough

Suddenly there appeared at the bedside arrowhead, gaunt and weak, his face swollen, the skin of it broken by the whips of storm.
Northern Lights Gilbert Parker

the pointed tip of an arrow, often removable from the shaft
something that resembles the head of an arrow in shape, such as a triangular decoration on garments used to reinforce joins
any aquatic herbaceous plant of the genus Sagittaria, esp S. sagittifolia, having arrow-shaped aerial leaves and linear submerged leaves: family Alismataceae

late 15c., from arrow + head (n.). Ancient ones dug up were called elf-arrows (17c.).


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