ar·​chery ˈär-chə-rē How to pronounce archery (audio)
: the art, practice, or skill of shooting with bow and arrow
: an archer's weapons
: a body of archers

Examples of archery in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of archery was in the 15th century

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“Archery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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ar·​chery ˈärch-(ə-)rē How to pronounce archery (audio)
: the art, practice, or skill of shooting with bow and arrow

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