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toxophilite

[tok-sof-uh-lahyt] /tɒkˈsɒf əˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a devotee of archery; archer.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; Toxophil(us) bow-lover (coined by Roger Ascham in his 1545 book so entitled < Greek tóxo(n) bow + -philos -phile) + -ite1
Related forms
toxophilitic
[tok-sof-uh-lit-ik] /tɒkˌsɒf əˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
toxophily, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for toxophily

toxophilite

/tɒkˈsɒfɪˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
an archer
adjective
2.
of or relating to archery
Derived Forms
toxophily, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Toxophilus, the title of a book (1545) by Ascham, designed to mean: a lover of the bow, from Greek toxon bow + philos loving
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