Archery is the art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow (bow and arrow), from Latin arcus. Archery has historically been used for hunting and combat; in modern times, however, its main use is that of a recreational activity. A person who participates in archery is typically known as an "archer" or "bowman", and one who is fond of or an expert at archery can be referred to as a "toxophilite".

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