prince's lengths

plural noun, often capitalized P

Definition of prince's lengths

: the three distances of 100, 80, and 60 yards in the York round at archery

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History and Etymology for prince's lengths

after Prince George Augustus Frederick (later George IV king of England) †1830 who prescribed them

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“Prince's lengths.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prince%27s%20lengths. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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