Part of speech: noun

The art of shooting with the bow.

Part of speech: noun

Archers collectively.

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Usage examples "archery":

  1. The time- honoured archery developed the skill of our English bowmen, and won for them many a battle before the days of gunpowder and cannons. - "English Villages", P. H. Ditchfield.
  2. And before the bandy- legged man could chance upon a doorway in which to stand out of the rush, they were pressed against the wall flat as cakes by a crowd of bold apprentices in holiday attire going out to a wager of archery to be shot in Finsbury Fields. - "Master Skylark", John Bennett.
  3. As the parents of American archery, we offer them homage and honor. - "Hunting with the Bow and Arrow", Saxton Pope.