shafted projectile that is shot with a bow

An arrow is a projectile fired with a bow. A bow and arrow is a weapon used before medieval times and later. For thousands of years, people all over the world have used bows and arrows for hunting and for defense. Arrows have a sharp point at one end and usually a flight at the other end. The flight is usually made of feathers and helps the arrow go through the air straight. Someone who makes arrows is a fletcher.

Using bow and arrow

A picture of an arrow is often used to point to something. Arrows look may like this: -->. "Double-headed" arrows look like this: <—>.

More reading

  • Iggulden, Hal; Iggulden, Conn (2007). "Making a Bow and Arrow". The Dangerous Book for Boys. New York: HarperCollins. pp. 35–38. ISBN 978-0061243585.