Part of speech: noun
Origin: Greek, late 18th century
A student or lover of archery.
Examples of Toxophilite in a sentence
"Therese qualified for the Olympics after a decade as a toxophilite."
"I was a toxophilite in college, so I can help you pick out a new bow."
Popularity Over Time
This word developed from the 15th century term "toxophilus" (the title of a treatise on archery), but is originally derived from a combination of the Greek words "toxon" (bow) and "philos" (loving).
Did you Know?
Archery is one of the world's safest sports — even more so than golfing and bowling, both relatively safe hobbies. Only one out of every 2,000 toxophilites are injured during the sport.