Nowadays, the sport of bows and arrows.

In medieval times, this skill was mandatory for youths across Europe, to defend their villages against armies.

The sport of archery you see practiced in the Olympic games is now known as target archery. Other competitive disciplines exist including field archery, flight archery and popinjay archery.

Learning how to shoot a bow can be fun and may save your life someday soldier!

Arch"er*y (#), n. [OE. archerie.]

1.

The use of the bow and arrows in battle, hunting, etc.; the art, practice, or skill of shooting with a bow and arrows.

2.

Archers, or bowmen, collectively.

Let all our archery fall off In wings of shot a-both sides of the van. Webster (1607).

 

© Webster 1913.

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