- the art, practice, or skill of an archer.
- archers collectively, as in an army.
- the equipment of an archer, as bows and arrows.
Origin of archery
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Examples from the Web for archery
One fellow explained to me that archery has replaced the tired bars and lounges of his weekly ‘date nights’ with his girlfriend.All the Grown-Up Hipsters Playing Kids’ Games
June 29, 2014
Real nerds can even dress up in character costume for their archery lesson for a cost of £25 per person.Queen To Visit Westeros
June 20, 2014
Every afternoon she was at the archery field doing it like all my other students.
I can tell you from the archery community what archers think about this movie.
How does the archery community feel about the movie and the way it portrays the sport?
Rob found considerable excitement and profit in his archery.The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields
Lieut. Howard Payson
No woodcraft education is complete without a knowledge of archery.
The apparatus required is some light spears and an archery target.
It may be an archery target, a sack full of straw, or a sod bank.
Books on Archery, Fencing, and Duelling are also comprised by this heading.The Book-Hunter at Home
P. B. M. Allan
- the art or sport of shooting with bows and arrows
- archers or their weapons collectively
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Word Origin and History for archery
c.1400, from Anglo-French archerye, Old French archerie, from archier "archer" (see archer).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper