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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Recent Examples on the Web For the nomads, the great equalizer for women was the crucial combination of horses with archery. National Geographic, "The fierce Amazons were more than just a myth—they were real," 18 June 2020 The discovery is the oldest evidence of archery to be found in the region and potentially all of Eurasia, according to a report published Friday in the journal Science Advances. Fox News, "Archery could date back 48,000 years in South Asia, study says," 14 June 2020 The Reading High School graduate was the men’s individual gold medalist in archery in 1976 and 1984. James Weber,, "Swimming 'saved me and taught me who I am,' says 1980 Olympian who is a top coach," 3 June 2020 Besides the Ryle girls basketball and Covington Catholic boys basketball teams, this ruling affects the archery, bass fishing, esports, baseball, softball, tennis, and track and field spring seasons. James Weber,, "Coronavirus: KHSAA cancels spring sports season, Sweet 16 basketball," 21 Apr. 2020 Escalade, which makes goods like archery bows and cornhole boards, has recently suffered from poor financial results and a falling stock price. David Mccabe, New York Times, "‘A Big Decision:’ Firms Weigh Returning Federal Aid," 18 May 2020 Based out of Brozeman, this brohunter is always ready for the next high-mountain 3D archery shoot. Drew Palmer, Outdoor Life, "50 Hunter Stereotypes from Every State," 15 May 2020 Camporee events will include traditional Scottish Highlands games, food and music, archery, scout skills, crafts, evening campfire programs, sword battles and land conservation service projects. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Merger of two Boy Scouts districts expected to boost Camporee," 19 Sep. 2019 While those are significant events for sports big (track and field, swimming) and small (canoe, archery), the Olympics dwarf them all, and everyone knows it. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "Just what will it take to postpone the 2020 Olympics? It will be a massive effort, but not insurmountable.," 24 Mar. 2020

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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 10 Jul. 2020.

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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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