from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to archery
  • n. Someone keen on or an expert at archery

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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. (Wiktionary)



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