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Addressing the Target
The archer's stance straddling the shooting line prior to shooting the arrow.
Visually lining up a sight pin to the center of the target; if a sight is not used, visual placement of the tip of the arrow on a specific point while shooting at a target over a given distance.
The fixed position of the bowstring hand on the jaw or cheek while holding or aiming.
Situation in which the arrow flies in the direction aimed although its initial movement is in a different direction
Device worn on forearm and wrist areas of the bow arm to protect the arm from impact.
The piece to which the arrow rest is attached.
Device mounted just above the arrow shelf on the bow on which the arrow rests during draw, hold and release
Individual specializing in making arrows and/or arrowheads.
The side of the bow limb away from the string.
Method of shooting which does not use a bow sight
One of two short pieces joined at the handle to make a bow.
Arrow with a blunt tip for use on small game.
The projectile shot from a crossbow.
The arm in which the bow is held.
One who makes bows.
Distance between the pivot point of the bow and the string. AKA: Fistmale.
Process of stringing the bow in preparation for shooting, by placing the bowstring loops into position in the notches of the bow.
The center of the target or that part of the target face with the highest scoring value.
A mound of straw on which the target face is placed.
the speed with which an arrow is shot.
Shooting at a relatively long distance at a large target lying, or painted, flat on the ground.
Bow composed of two or more materials, such as wood and fiberglass.
Undesired forward motion of the bowstring from the anchor point immediately prior to release.
Colored bands on the arrow used to identify a set.
Director of Shooting
The individual in charge of shooting. AKA: Field Captain; Lady Paramount.
Shooting the same round twice.
The process of moving the bowstring with nocked arrow from brace height to the archer's anchor point on the face.
Deviation in the flight of an arrow due to wind.
A set number of arrows which are shot before going to the target (typically 3, 5, or 6) to score and retrieve them.
The side of the bow nearest the string. AKA: Belly.
The side of the bow nearest the string. AKA: Face.
Leather device worn to prevent blistering on the surface of the three drawing fingers.
The stabilizing feathers attached to an arrow between the nock and crest. See vane.
The act of holding the release position until the arrow has struck the target.
Style of shooting using a bowsight
An arrow with large or spiraled fletchings, which increase drag and reduce the arrows range.
The center portion of the bow where the hand exerts pressure during the draw.
The arrangement of the end of arrows on the target face after they have been shot.
An arrow that does not penetrate the target, but dangles from its point.
The two feathers on either side of the index feather. Traditionally, these feathers are not as flamboyant as the index feather.
An arrow which embeds itself within one of the scoring areas on the target face.
The act of maintaining the bow and arrow in a stable position at full draw prior to release.
The feather at right angle to the slit in the nock of the arrow and usually a different color from the remaining feathers. AKA: cock feather.
When the bow shoots with a jar to the bow hand
A contact point on the bowstring for the archer's lips to touch as to insure consistency and accuracy of the anchor point
Composed of several layers.
Releasing tension after drawing without releasing the arrow.
The energy-storing parts of the bow located above and below the riser.
A long, relatively straight bow that preceded the recurve bow in many cultures.
Device on the end of the arrow opposite the point, made with a groove for holding the arrow to the bowstring when placed in position for shooting.
The technique of placing the arrow on the bowstring in preparation for shooting.
The stops on the serving of the bowstring which mark the nocking point for the arrow.
The position on the string where the arrow is placed. Typically marked by the nock locator.
The slits at the ends of the bow for the string
Drawing the arrow beyond the face of the bow or drawing the bow to its point of maximum stress on the limbs.
Undesired motion of the archer's head at time of release in an attempt to follow the arrow trajectory into the target
Undesired lateral motion of the string hand and arm away from the bowstring at time of release.
The tip of the arrow that pierces the target. Classifications include: target; field; broadhead; and blunt
Distance at which the archer may utilize the center of the target as an aiming point.
A technique, whereby the archer uses a mark unattached to the bow and usually on the ground as an alignment point.
Place on the arrow plate against which the arrow lies and exerts pressure when the arrow is released. It can be cushioned or spring loaded.
Any device designed to hold arrows not being shot.
Area designated for target or field archery.
An arrow that bounces off the target face.
Bow manufactured so the ends of the limbs deflect toward the back of the bow to increase leverage when the bow is braced.
The act of putting the arrow into flight due to a release of pressure on the bowstring. AKA: Loose.
The areas of the bow just above and below the grip.
Term used to designate the number of arrows to be shot at specific distances at specific target faces or targets.
A bow made of one piece of wood or raw material.
Protective thread wrapped around the bowstring where the arrow is nocked.
The body of the arrow upon which the nock, fletching, and point are mounted, and the crest is printed.
The line straddled by archers during shooting which indicates a specific distance from the target in target archery.
Adjustable device attached to the bow which facilitates the aiming process for the archer.
The outermost perimeter of the target face outside the scoring area.
The measured deflection of an arrow when depressed by a two-pound weight at its center.
Weighted device added to the riser of the bow and designed to reduce torque and absorb shock upon release.
Disproportionate increase in bow weight during the last few inches of the draw.
Full-length piece of wood used to make a bow.
Equipment used by an archer.
Individual at each target designated to determine and call the score of each arrow and pull them from the target.
The scoring area of the target.
Device for holding the bow at draw and to inspect the curvature.
Individual pursuing the sport of archery, as a participant and/or student.
Device used to measure brace height and locate the nocking point on the bowstring.
The parabolic flight pattern of an arrow following release.
Adjustment of arrow rest, pressure point, string height and nocking height to improve arrow flight; includes determination of correct spine.
A term used most commonly when fletching is made of plastic or rubber instead of feathers.
The bow manufacturer's determined number of pounds required to draw each bow's string at a given draw length.
The effect of wind on the arrows flight.
Viewing space between the side of the bow and the string at full draw.
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