employing the bow and arrows in fight hunting etc the art training or ability of shooting with a bow and arrows
- 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.
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.
c.1400, from Anglo-French archerye, Old French archerie, from archier "archer" (see archer).
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)
(n.) The use of the bow and arrows in struggle, searching, etc.; the art, training, or skill of shooting with a bow and arrows.
- (letter.) Archers, or bowmen, collectively.
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.