A mark resembling a broad arrowhead, formerly used on British prison clothing, Navy timber, and other government property.
More example sentences
- It is marked with the broad arrow proclaiming it was once English government property.
- Recent finds include copper pins marked with the broad arrow of the Admiralty, copper sheathing, pan weights, musket balls, cannonballs and a sounding lead.
- The interior of the butt plate has the impression of a broad arrow, indicating ownership by the British crown, along with an unknown maker's mark.
Definition of broad arrow in:
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