prince's reckoning

noun

often capitalized P
: the standard of counting hits in archery on the target as gold 9, red 7, blue 5, black 3, white 1

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Prince's reckoning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prince%27s%20reckoning. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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