Definition of broad arrowhead in US English:

broad arrowhead


  • 1Heraldry. A charge in the form of a broad barbed arrowhead. Compare "broad arrow", pheon. Now rare.

  • 2A mark resembling a broad arrowhead, specifically (in later use) one with the point upwards, used to identify English (later British) royal or government property.

  • 3Literal. An arrowhead which is broad and typically barbed. Now chiefly historical.

  • 4Figurative. Any shape, pattern, impression, etc., resembling this; a broad V-shape.


Late Middle English. From broad + arrowhead.


broad arrowhead

/ˌbrɔːd ˈarə(ʊ)hɛd/