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archery

Line breaks: arch|ery
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːtʃəri
 
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Definition of archery in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Shooting with a bow and arrows, especially at a target as a sport.
Example sentences
  • The activities covered everything from archery to water sports and rock climbing.
  • Thompson is a sports freak, with archery, cricket and scuba diving among his passions.
  • They are used to stop the hands and body shaking while competing in sports such as shooting and archery.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French archerie, from archier (see archer).

Words that rhyme with archery

hatchery

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