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archery

[ahr-chuh-ree] /ˈɑr tʃə ri/
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 of archery
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English archerye < Middle French archerie, equivalent to arch(i)er archer + -ie -y3
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archery

/ˈɑːtʃərɪ/
noun
1.
the art or sport of shooting with bows and arrows
2.
archers or their weapons collectively
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Word Origin and History for archery
n.

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

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