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flight arrow

noun, Archery.
an arrow having a conical or pyramidal head without barbs.
any long and light arrow for long-distance shooting; a shaft or arrow for the longbow, as distinguished from the bolt.
Origin of flight arrow
1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When drawn thirty-six inches, it weighed seventy-six pounds and shot a flight arrow two hundred and fifty-six yards.

British Dictionary definitions for flight arrow

flight arrow

a long thin arrow used for shooting long distances Often shortened to flight
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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