Share this entry

Share this page

archer

Syllabification: arch·er
Pronunciation: /ˈärCHər
 
/

Definition of archer in English:

noun

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.

Origin

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

Definition of archer in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pərt
adjective
lively; cheerful