Broad Arrow, the mark cut or stamped on all English government property and stores. It was the cognizance of Henry, Earl of Romney, Master-General of the Ordnance, 1693-1702, and was at first placed only on military stores. It also the mark used in the British Ordnance Survey to denote points from which measurements have been made.

Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.

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