Definition of archer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈärCHər/


1A person who shoots with a bow and arrows, especially at a target for sport.
Example sentences
  • If an archer shoots their arrow into the wrong target face, that arrow will not score any points.
  • Massed ranks of archers would aim their arrows high, to achieve a large range, without particularly careful aiming.
  • Some archers allow the arrow to rest on the top of their forefinger, some prefer the rest.
1.1 (the Archer) The zodiacal sign or constellation Sagittarius.


Middle English: from Old French archier, based on Latin arcus 'bow'.

Words that rhyme with archer

departure, kwacha, marcher, starcher, viscacha

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Syllabification: arch·er

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