1A person who shoots with a bow and arrows, especially at a target for sport.
More 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.
Middle English: from Old French archier, based on Latin arcus 'bow'.