Broken Arrow: [IBM] N. The Error Code Displayed On Line 25 Of A 3270 Terminal (or A PC Emulating A 3270) For Various Kinds Of Protocol Violations And "unexpected" Error Conditions (including Connection To A {down} Computer).

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:broken arrow: [IBM] n. The error code displayed on line 25 of a
3270 terminal (or a PC emulating a 3270) for various kinds of
protocol violations and "unexpected" error conditions (including
connection to a {down} computer). On a PC, simulated with
`->/_', with the two center characters overstruck.

Note: to appreciate this term fully, it helps to know that `broken
arrow' is also military jargon for an accident involving nuclear
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