Toxophilite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Toxophilite A lover of archery; one devoted to archery.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n toxophilite A student or lover of archery; one who practises archery, or who studies history and archæology of archery.
    • toxophilite Same as toxophilitic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Toxophilite tok-sof′i-līt a lover of archery: an archer
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. to`xon a bow + filei^n to love
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. toxon, a bow, philein, to love.

Usage

In literature:

She left the toxophilites to their bows and arrows and returned towards the house.
"Barchester Towers" by Anthony Trollope
The Toxophilite Society was founded by Sir Assheton Lever in 1781.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
The first Archery Society to be established in 1781 was the Royal Toxophilite, but this consisted only of men.
"The Sportswoman's Library, Vol. 1 of 2" by Various
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