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

Examples of archery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beckham continues to make strides in the sport of archery with some big victories in the 2021 season. Emmett Hall,, 27 May 2021 The lifetime honorary member enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise in archery with the younger generation as well as adults. Emmett Hall,, 27 May 2021 For instance, an outdoor sport where competitors are naturally spaced out, such as archery or equestrian, could be considered low risk while indoor contact sports, such as boxing or wrestling, could be considered high risk. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 26 May 2021 The first of the Duke and Duchess's three engagements was at the Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone, which works to give children and teens a place to find mentors and participate in activities, like gardening, art, and, yes, ping pong and archery. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, 13 May 2021 Several sports are adding relays or other competitions for mixed gender teams, including track, swimming, triathlon, archery, and table tennis. Sophie Mellor, Fortune, 10 May 2021 Of course, there's plenty for families to do together, too, including many of the above activities, plus fly fishing, guided hiking, archery, and more. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 30 Mar. 2021 Shawn O’Shea is the new Pope and Young non-typical archery elk world-record holder after his Alberta bull was officially measured at 449 4/8 inches on March 20. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 23 Mar. 2021 Winter Twitter hashtags for team and player nominations: #cincyhoops for girls and boys basketball, #cincybowling for bowling, #cincyarchery for archery, #cincyswimdive for swimming and diving and #cincywrestling for wrestling. Alex Harrison, The Enquirer, 23 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of archery

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Jun 2021

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“Archery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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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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