|sport = archery|
|The art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow.|
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Indicating that Archery is the sport the facility or area is intended for.
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Archery is the art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow, from Latin arcus. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat, while in modern times, its main use is that of a competitive sport and recreational activity. A person who participates in archery is typically known as an "archer" or a "bowman", and one who is fond of or an expert at archery can be referred to as a toxophilite.
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Popinjay archery mast, including a metal cage around the birds (targets) to limit arrow flight, and a counterweight to bring the birds down.
- The noun "toxophilite", meaning "a lover or devotee of archery, an archer", is derived from Toxophilus by Roger Ascham —"imaginary proper name invented by Ascham, and hence title of his book (1545), intended to mean 'lover of the bow'." "toxophilite, n." Oxford English Dictionary. Second edition, 1989; online version November 2010. <http://www.oed.com:80/Entry/204131>; accessed 10 March 2011. Earlier version first published in New English Dictionary, 1913.