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[ahr-chuh-ree] /ˈɑr tʃə ri/
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
1350-1400; Middle English archerye < Middle French archerie, equivalent to arch(i)er archer + -ie -y3 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for archery
  • Zen archery is good because you can learn to be tranquil while you're actually shooting at something.
  • Instead of tetherball and archery, of course, the days were filled with lectures.
  • The decision came too late for five other hopefuls in archery, judo, rowing and weightlifting.
  • archery is a sport enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities.
  • Examples of formula dates include the general deer and elk archery and rifle seasons.
  • Several archery equipment manufacturers and organizations are also partners.
  • archery is the practice of using a bow or crossbow to shoot arrows.
  • Modern archery equipment usually includes sights which mark the predicted impact point.
  • Hunting using archery to take game animals is known as bowhunting.
  • Historical reenactment archery is popularly used in historical reenactment events.
British Dictionary definitions for archery


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).

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