Broad Arrow

on Government stores. It was the cognisance of Henry, Viscount Sydney, Earl of Romney, master-general of the ordnance. (1693-1702.)

It seems like a symbol of the Trinity, and Wharton says, “It was used by the Kelts to signify holiness and royalty.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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