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 In addition to themed activities, campers will enjoy art, STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), archery, gardening, nature exploration, games, life skills and social development and community service. Post-tribune Staff,, 11 Mar. 2022 In addition to learning about forestry and wildlife, Camp Canopy participants enjoy campfires, kayaking, climbing, archery, volleyball, and other recreational activities. Rich Heileman, cleveland, 4 Mar. 2022 Aside from having the largest golf course in Tuscany with 27 holes, the resort has just opened an adventure park with archery and a tree top course. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 30 June 2022 Bronze medalist for the U.S. though Monday evening were: Paige Pearce (archery, target, compound women); Tozaki Gajuki (karate, kata, individual men); Trinity Allen (karate, kumite, 55kg women); and Kamran Madani (karate, kumite, 84 kg women). Leada Gore |, al, 12 July 2022 California State Games, which takes place Thursday through Sunday, includes more than 20 other sporting competitions, including archery, field hockey, rugby and track and field. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 July 2022 Other photos show the girls doing archery, ziplining and riding on an inflatable being towed by a boat. Angela Andaloro,, 28 June 2022 This park has playgrounds, a rec center, baseball fields, archery, a football field with a gorgeous blue track, and a pond with turtles and an alligator. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, 8 June 2022 Teens and adults alike will find adventure in archery, ATVs, shooting, and more. Alesandra Dubin, Woman's Day, 19 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of archery

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Archery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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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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