Sport of shooting with bow and arrow. As the bow began to be replaced by the gun as the principal weapon of warfare and the hunt beginning in the 16th century, it increasingly became a sporting device. By the mid-19th century, many archery clubs had sprung up in England and the U.S. Competitions including target-shooting were held at the Olympic Games in the early 20th century, but were then suspended until 1972. Other varieties of archery include field archery, or roving (a simulation of hunting), and flight shooting (a distance event).
Learn more about archery with a free trial on Britannica.com.
Target may also refer to:
"Multi-Target, Point-in-Time-Copy Architecture with Data Deduplication" in Patent Application Approval Process
Oct 04, 2012; By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Politics & Government Week -- A patent application by the inventors Benhase, Michael T....
TARGET VS. TARGET; The Minneapolis-based retailer is fighting it out with a Canadian chain over its trademark north of the border.(BUSINESS)
May 03, 2011; Byline: DAVID PHELPS; STAFF WRITER It's the battle of the TARGET bull's-eye vs. the TARGET maple leaf over who gets...