ar·chery | \ ˈär-chə-rē \

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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Aside from playing ultimate competitively, the team schedules fun retreats, most recently playing archery tag together. Madeline Mitchell,, "World Ultimate Club Championships: Watch like an expert," 12 July 2018 The Oregon Hunters Organization and local archery shops pledged a total of $2,600 to catch whoever did it. Christopher Brito, CBS News, ""Disturbing" photos show deer walking with arrows in their bodies in Oregon," 1 May 2018 Burkett has competed across the U.S. at the Warrior Games and at the Invictus Games, founded by Prince Harry of Great Britain, and has won numerous Gold Medals for archery. Jennifer Griffin, Fox News, "Marine vet gets smart home (and independence) from Gary Sinise Foundation," 4 July 2018 There are always extended bouts of glamorous preening: The dance luminary, body arched like a bullfighter or a bow stretched for archery, keeps one or both arms raised to show his or her thorax to best advantage. Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, "At Flamenco Festival, Finding the Force Beneath the Glitz," 12 Mar. 2018 There's lots of archery and getting really, really high. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "This 27-Year-Old Left a Great Job in NYC to Live in a Treehouse," 8 June 2015 Participants pay a $70 site fee before the festivities begin and then have access to archery, an arts and sciences area, sword fighting and a fireworks show. Conner Mitchell, kansascity, "Meet the group that relives medieval times — but with perks like indoor plumbing," 16 June 2018 Mounted archery was used by many ancient cultures around the world, including Native Americans, European nomads, and Asian empires. National Geographic, "Archery on Horseback Becomes Popular Again—As a Sport," 22 May 2018 To soak up the natural beauty of the resort in other less usual ways, Terranea coordinates activities along the lines of archery, helicopter tours, and private falconry. Erin Behan, Los Angeles Magazine, "Make the Most of a SoCal Summer at Terranea," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of archery

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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English Language Learners Definition of archery

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


ar·chery | \ ˈär-chə-rē , ˈärch-rē \

Kids Definition of archery

: the sport or practice of shooting with bow and arrows

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