Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A student or lover of archery; one who practises archery, or who studies history and archæology of archery.
  • Same as toxophilitic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A lover of archery; one devoted to archery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to archery
  • noun Someone keen on or an expert at archery

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Toxophilus, the title of a 1535 book by Roger Ascham intended to mean ‘lover of the bow’, from Ancient Greek τοξον (toxon, "bow") + φίλος (philos, "love") + -ite.

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