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arrow

noun [C] uk   /ˈær.əʊ/ us    /ˈer.oʊ/
B2 a weapon that is like a long, thin stick with a sharp point at one end and often feathers at the other, shot from a bow (= a long, thin piece of wood bent into a curve by a piece of string): Robin Hood asked to be buried where his arrow landed.
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B2 a sign consisting of a straight line with an upside down V shape at one end of it that points in a particular direction, used to show where something is: I followed the arrows to the car park.
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Translations of “arrow”
in Korean 화살표, 화살…
in Arabic إِشارة بِشَكْل سَهْم, سَهْم…
in French flèche…
in Turkish yön gösteren işaret, ok…
in Italian freccia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 箭, 矢, (指示方向的)箭號,箭頭…
in Russian стрелка, стрела…
in Polish strzałka, strzała…
in Spanish flecha…
in Portuguese seta, flecha…
in German der Pfeil…
in Catalan fletxa…
in Japanese 矢印, 矢…
in Chinese (Simplified) 箭, 矢, (指示方向的)箭号,箭头…
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