meaning of ARCHERY

ARCHERY meaning in General Dictionary

employing the bow and arrows in fight hunting etc the art training or ability of shooting with a bow and arrows

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  • the activity of shooting arrows with a bow
  • the application of the bow and arrows in battle, hunting, etc.; the art, rehearse, or ability of shooting with a bow and arrows.
  • Archers, or bowmen, collectively.

ARCHERY meaning in Law Dictionary

In feudal legislation. A service of keeping a bow when it comes to lord's use within the defense of their castle. Co. Litt. 157.


ARCHERY meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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


ARCHERY meaning in Sports Dictionary

Archery is a target sport consisting of three primary kinds: industry, target and crossbow. All of them use a bow and arrows, aided by the purpose of scoring many points by precisely shooting into the target. (recreation: Archery)


ARCHERY meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The use of the bow and arrows in struggle, searching, etc.; the art, training, or skill of shooting with a bow and arrows.

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  • (letter.) Archers, or bowmen, collectively.

Sentence Examples with the word ARCHERY

But when the Hundred Years' War brought a real national conflict between England and France, when archery became of supreme importance, and a large proportion even of the cavalry were mercenary soldiers, then the exigencies of serious warfare swept away much of that outward display and those class-conventions on which chivalry had always rested.

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