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archery

[ ahr-chuh-ree ]
/ ˈɑr tʃə ri /
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noun

the art, practice, or skill of an archer.
archers collectively, as in an army.
the equipment of an archer, as bows and arrows.

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Origin of archery

1350–1400; Middle English archerye < Middle French archerie, equivalent to arch(i)er archer + -ie -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for archery

archery

/ (ˈɑːtʃərɪ) /

noun

the art or sport of shooting with bows and arrows
archers or their weapons collectively
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for archery

archery


n.

c.1400, from Anglo-French archerye, Old French archerie, from archier "archer" (see archer).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper