archery

[ahr-chuh-ree]
noun
1.
the art, practice, or skill of an archer.
2.
archers collectively, as in an army.
3.
the equipment of an archer, as bows and arrows.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English archerye < Middle French archerie, equivalent to arch(i)er archer + -ie -y3

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archery (ˈɑːtʃərɪ)
 
n
1.  the art or sport of shooting with bows and arrows
2.  archers or their weapons collectively

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archery
c.1400, from O.Fr. archerie, from archier (see archer).
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Example sentences
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.
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