What is another word for archery?

Pronunciation: [ˈɑːt͡ʃəɹi] (IPA)

Archery is an ancient and noble sport that involves the skillful use of a bow and arrows to strike targets. There are many synonyms that can be used to describe this exciting activity. One common synonym is 'bowmanship,' which highlights the advanced skills of the archer in using their bow. 'Shaftmanship' is another synonym that puts emphasis on the archer's ability to handle their arrows effectively. 'Toxophilite' is a fancy synonym for archer and 'longbow' or 'crossbow' can refer to the specific type of bow used. Regardless of the word used, archery remains a thrilling pastime that requires focus, concentration, and precision.

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Usage examples for Archery

There were a round at clock-golf, a skipping tournament, an egg-and-spoon race, and an archery contest.
"The Manor House School"
Angela Brazil
"I saw their maid come and speak to her during the archery competition," said Beryl Austen.
"The Manor House School"
Angela Brazil
"Why don't you have regular practisings," said she, "and then a meeting, for this and the archery you wanted to get up, and games for a prize?
"We Girls: A Home Story"
Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

Famous quotes with Archery

  • Those who are skilled in archery bend their bow only when they are prepared to use it; when they do not require it they allow it to remain unbent, for otherwise it would be unserviceable when the time for using it arrived. So it is with man. If he were to devote himself unceasingly to a dull round of business, without breaking the monotony by cheerful amusements, he would fall imperceptibly into idiotcy, or be struck with paralysis.
    Herodotus
  • I may just add, that in addition to the hand-guns, I meet with other instruments of like kind mentioned in the reign of Elizabeth, namely, demy hags, or hag butts. They shot with these engines not only at butts and other dead marks, but also at birds and beasts, using sometimes bullets and sometimes half shots; but in the beginning of the seventeenth century the word artillery was used in a much more extensive sense, and comprehended long-bows, cross-bows, slur-bows, and stone-bows; also scorpions, rams, and catapults, which, the writer tells us, were formerly used; he then names the fire-arms as follows, cannons, basilisks, culverins, jakers, faulcons, minions, fowlers, chambers, harguebusses, calivers, petronils, pistols, and dags. "This," says he, "is the artillerie which is nowe in the most estimation, and they are divided into great ordinance, and into shot or guns," which proves that the use of fire-arms had then in great measure superseded the practice of archery.
    Joseph Strutt

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