the art, practice, or skill of an archer.
archers collectively, as in an army.
the equipment of an archer, as bows and arrows.
Contemporary Examples

The strange duo would read books together like The Art of War and Zen and the Art of archery.
Mike Tyson Takes the Stage in a Vegas One-Man Show Gordon Marino April 7, 2012

Every afternoon she was at the archery field doing it like all my other students.
‘Catching Fire’: How Jennifer Lawrence Learned to Shoot a Bow and Arrow Kevin Fallon November 25, 2013

I can tell you from the archery community what archers think about this movie.
‘Catching Fire’: How Jennifer Lawrence Learned to Shoot a Bow and Arrow Kevin Fallon November 25, 2013

archery is growing in popularity as a recreational pursuit, now comprising more than a fifth of hunting licenses sold nationwide.
Paul Ryan’s Bow-Hunting Bump Rebecca Dana August 15, 2012

How does the archery community feel about the movie and the way it portrays the sport?
‘Catching Fire’: How Jennifer Lawrence Learned to Shoot a Bow and Arrow Kevin Fallon November 25, 2013

Historical Examples

His brother, Zethus, was famous for his skill in archery, and was passionately fond of the chase.
Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome E.M. Berens

No woodcraft education is complete without a knowledge of archery.
Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America

Gradually the bowling-green, the butts for archery, and the tennis-courts were provided by several colleges.
The Coming of the Friars Augustus Jessopp

It may be an archery target, a sack full of straw, or a sod bank.
Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America

All that week Dan spent as much time as he could on the archery range near his home.
Dan Carter and the Haunted Castle Mildred A. Wirt

the art or sport of shooting with bows and arrows
archers or their weapons collectively

c.1400, from Anglo-French archerye, Old French archerie, from archier “archer” (see archer).


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