ar·​chery | \ ˈär-chə-rē How to pronounce archery (audio) \

Definition of archery

1 : the art, practice, or skill of shooting with bow and arrow
2 : an archer's weapons
3 : a body of archers

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The pair also took part in an assault course and archery at the Roscor Youth Village. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton and Prince William Get Affectionate While Playing Soccer in Belfast," 28 Feb. 2019 Young campers can become immersed in history at Plimoth Plantation, nurture their creative side at one of many arts camps, or stay active with activities such as swimming, tennis, and archery at traditional day camps. Zipporah Osei And Julia Preszler,, "Summer day camps south of Boston," 12 Apr. 2018 Events, which will take place from October 20-27 will include twelve adaptive sports such as archery, cycling, power lifting, and wheelchair basketball. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "What Are the Invictus Games?," 19 Oct. 2018 The three-day season will be open only for archery hunters and only on private lands for antlered bucks, WTVC reported. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "Tennessee allows first-ever 'velvet buck' hunt," 20 Aug. 2018 Instead, Manchu women learned horseback riding, archery and hunting, and Qing empresses often traveled with their husbands on regional tours. Susan Delson, WSJ, "At Museums, a Vanished Chinese Realm of Female Power," 20 July 2018 These emotionally draining discussions were followed by activities like archery or kayaking, where the day’s lessons were reinforced. Jim Rendon, Marie Claire, "When Female Veterans Return Home," 29 Oct. 2018 Cycling, archery and the first annual pickleball tournament also took place in June. Christopher Hanna,, "New Britain To Host Nutmeg State Games For Ninth Straight Year," 30 June 2018 Well, there's definitely more archery this season... Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "Madelaine Petsch on 'Riverdale' Season 3, Cheryl's Serpent Style, and More," 10 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of archery

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of archery

: the sport or skill of shooting with a bow and arrow


ar·​chery | \ ˈär-chə-rē How to pronounce archery (audio) , ˈärch-rē\

Kids Definition of archery

: the sport or practice of shooting with bow and arrows

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