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[ General Info ]
[ Safety ]
- Addressing the Target: The archer's stance straddling the shooting line
prior to shooting the arrow.
- Aim: 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.
- Anchor Point: The fixed position of the bowstring hand on the jaw or cheek
while holding or aiming.
- ArcherÕs Paradox: Situation in which the arrow flies in the direction
aimed although its initial movement is in a different direction.
- Arm Guard: Device worn on forearm and wrist areas of the bow arm to protect
the arm from impact.
- Arrow Plate: The piece to which the arrow rest is attached.
- Arrow Rest: Device mounted just above the arrow shelf on the bow on which
the arrow rests during draw, hold and release.
- Arrowsmith: Individual specializing in making arrows and/or arrowheads.
- Back: The side of the bow limb away from the string.
- Bare Bow: Method of shooting which does not use a bow sight.
- Billet: One of two short pieces joined at the handle to make a bow.
- Blunt: Arrow with a blunt tip for use on small game.
- Bolt: The projectile shot from a crossbow.
- Bow Arm: The arm in which the bow is held.
- Bow Hand: The hand in which the bow is held.
- Bowyer: One who makes bows.
- Brace/String Height: Distance between the pivot point of the bow and the
string. AKA: Fistmale.
- Bracing: Process of stringing the bow in preparation for shooting, by
placing the bowstring loops into position in the notches of the bow.
- Bull's Eye: The center of the target or that part of the target face with
the highest scoring value.
- Butt: A mound of straw on which the target face is placed.
- Cast: the speed with which an arrow is shot.
- Clout: Shooting at a relatively long distance at a large target lying, or
painted, flat on the ground.
- Composite Bow: Bow composed of two or more materials, such as wood and
- Compound Bow: Bow invented by H.W. Allen in 1966, designed with an eccentric
pulley system to maximize pull weight poundage at mid-draw and minimize
stacking at full draw.
- Creeping: Undesired forward motion of the bowstring from the anchor point
immediately prior to release.
- Crest: Colored bands on the arrow used to identify a set.
- Director of Shooting: The individual in charge of shooting. AKA: Field
Captain; Lady Paramount.
- Double Round: Shooting the same round twice.
- Draw: The process of moving the bowstring with nocked arrow from brace
height to the archer's anchor point on the face.
- Drift: Deviation in the flight of an arrow due to wind.
- End: A set number of arrows which are shot before going to the target
(typically 3, 5, or 6) to score and retrieve them.
- Face: The side of the bow nearest the string. AKA: Belly.
- Finger Tab: Leather device worn to prevent blistering on the surface of
the three drawing fingers.
- Fletching: The stabilizing feathers attached to an arrow between the nock
and crest. See vane.
- Follow-Through: The act of holding the release position until the arrow
has struck the target.
- Freestyle: Style of shooting using a bowsight.
- Flu-Flu: An arrow with large or spiraled fletchings, which increase
drag and reduce the arrowÕs range.
- Grip/Handle: The center portion of the bow where the hand exerts pressure
during the draw.
- Grouping: The arrangement of the end of arrows on the target face after
they have been shot.
- Hanging Arrow: An arrow that does not penetrate the target, but dangles
from its point.
- Hen Feathers: The two feathers on either side of the index feather.
Traditionally, these feathers are not as flamboyant as the index feather.
- Hit: An arrow which embeds itself within one of the scoring areas on the
- Holding: The act of maintaining the bow and arrow in a stable position at
full draw prior to release.
- Index Feather: 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
- Kick: When the bow shoots with a jar to the bow hand.
- Kiss Button: A contact point on the bowstring for the archer's lips to
touch as to insure consistency and accuracy of the anchor point.
- Laminated: Composed of several layers.
- Let Down: Releasing tension after drawing without releasing the arrow.
- Limbs: The energy-storing parts of the bow located above and below the riser.
- Longbow: A long, relatively straight bow that preceded the recurve bow
in many cultures.
- Nock: 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.
- Nocking: The technique of placing the arrow on the bowstring in preparation for shooting.
- Nock Locator: The stops on the serving of the bowstring which mark the nocking point for the arrow.
- Nocking Point: The position on the string where the arrow is placed. Typically marked by the nock locator.
- Notch: The slits at the ends of the bow for the string.
- Overdraw: Drawing the arrow beyond the face of the bow or drawing the bow to its point of maximum stress on the limbs.
- Peeking: Undesired motion of the archer's head at time of release in an attempt to follow the arrow trajectory into the target.
- Plucking: Undesired lateral motion of the string hand and arm away from the bowstring at time of release.
- Point/Pile: The tip of the arrow that pierces the target. Classifications include: target; field; broadhead; and blunt.
- Point-Blank Range: Distance at which the archer may utilize the center of the target as an aiming point.
- Point-of-Aim: A technique, whereby the archer uses a mark unattached to the bow and usually on the ground as an alignment point.
- Pressure 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.
- Quiver: Any device designed to hold arrows not being shot.
- Range: Area designated for target or field archery.
- Rebound: An arrow that bounces off the target face.
- Recurve Bow: Bow manufactured so the ends of the limbs deflect toward the back of the bow to increase leverage when the bow is braced.
- Release: The act of putting the arrow into flight due to a release of
pressure on the bowstring. AKA: Loose.
- Riser: The areas of the bow just above and below the grip.
- Round: Term used to designate the number of arrows to be shot at specific
distances at specific target faces or targets.
- Self Bow: A bow made of one piece of wood or raw material.
- Serving: Protective thread wrapped around the bowstring where the arrow is
- Shaft: The body of the arrow upon which the nock, fletching, and point are
mounted, and the crest is printed.
- Shooting Line: The line straddled by archers during shooting which indicates
a specific distance from the target in target archery.
- Sight/Bowsight: Adjustable device attached to the bow which facilitates the
aiming process for the archer.
- Skirt/Petticoat: The outermost perimeter of the target face outside the
- Spine: The measured deflection of an arrow when depressed by a two-pound
weight at its center.
- Stabilizer: Weighted device added to the riser of the bow and designed to
reduce torque and absorb shock upon release.
- Stacking: Disproportionate increase in bow weight during the last few
inches of the draw.
- Stave: Full-length piece of wood used to make a bow.
- Tackle: Equipment used by an archer.
- Target Captain: Individual at each target designated to determine and call
the score of each arrow and pull them from the target.
- Target Face: The scoring area of the target.
- Tiller: Device for holding the bow at draw and to inspect the curvature.
- Toxophilite: Individual pursuing the sport of archery, as a participant
- T-Square: Device used to measure brace height and locate the nocking point
on the bowstring.
- Trajectory: The parabolic flight pattern of an arrow following release.
- Tuning: Adjustment of arrow rest, pressure point, string height and nocking
height to improve arrow flight; includes determination of correct spine.
- Vane: A term used most commonly when fletching is made of plastic or rubber
instead of feathers.
- Weigh/Draw Weightt: The bow manufacturer's determined number of pounds
required to draw each bow's string at a given draw length.
- Windage: The effect of wind on the arrowÕs flight.
- Window: Viewing space between the side of the bow and the string at full
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