An arrow is a pointed projectile that is shot with a bow. It predates recorded history and is common to most cultures.
A normal arrow consists of a shaft with an arrowhead attached to the front end, with fletchings and a nock at the other.Arrow sizes vary greatly across cultures, ranging from eighteen inches to five feet (45 cm to 150 cm).Stone, George Cameron (1934). A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration, and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times, Mineola: Dover Publications. ISBN 0-486-40726-8 However, most modern arrows are two-and-a-half to three feet long (75 cm to 90 cm), similar to the length of English war arrows (which were made to be half the height of the man who shot them). Very short arrows have been used, shot through a guide attached either to the bow (an "overdraw") or to the archer's wrist (the Turkish "siper"). Turkish Archery and the Composite Bow. Paul E. Klopsteg ISBN-10: 1564160939 ISBN-13: 978-1564160935 These may fly further