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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
1350-1400
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
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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