Definition of broad arrow in English:

broad arrow

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noun

A mark resembling a broad arrowhead, formerly used on British prison clothing and other government property.
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  • 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.

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