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  1. square shooter, straight shooter, straight arrownoun

    a frank and honest person


  1. straight arrownoun

    A person of conventional morality


  1. Straight Arrow

    The Straight Arrow radio program is a western adventure series for juveniles which was broadcast, mostly twice weekly in the United States from 1948 through 1951. A total of 292 episodes were aired.Initially broadcast on the Don Lee Network, on February 2, 1949, the program debuted nationally on the Mutual Broadcasting Network. All the programs were written by Sheldon Stark. The protagonist, rancher Steve Adams, became the Comanche Indian, the Straight Arrow, when bad people or other dangers threatened. In fact, Adams was a Comanche orphan who had been adopted by the Adams ranching family and later inherited the ranch. His dual identity was known to only one friend, Packy McCloud, Steve Adams's sidekick. Internal evidence places the ranch in the vicinity of the Colorado Rockies in the 1870s. Howard Culver played both Adams and Straight Arrow. The program was sponsored by Nabisco Shredded Wheat cereal.A review in the trade publication Variety noted that a distinguishing aspect of the program was its effort "to point up the positive role of the Indian in developing the West."


  1. straight arrow

    A straight arrow is an informal term generally used to describe a person who is honest, direct, and adheres strictly to moral and ethical standards. It can also be used to refer to someone who is straightforward, dependable, and predictable in behavior. The term can also sometimes be used in the context of a path or direction that is straight or undeviating. The phrase is derived from the concept of a literal straight arrow, which flies direct and true towards its target when shot from a bow.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of straight arrow in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of straight arrow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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