Meaning of toxophilite in English:


Pronunciation /tɒkˈsɒfɪlʌɪt/


  • A student or lover of archery.

    ‘However, a more technical term for an archer is a a toxophilite, which is someone who is devoted to or is a lover of archery.’
    • ‘One thing is for sure they are not toxophilites.’
    • ‘A person practicing archery is called an archer, and one who is fond of or an expert at archery is sometimes called a toxophilite.’
    • ‘In uncertain times, it makes sense to have as many strings to your bow as a well-provisioned fiddler or a prudent toxophilite.’
    • ‘Developed from the best quality metal in diverse shapes and sizes, our range of archery equipment is most popular amongst worldwide toxophilites.’


  • Relating to archers and archery.


Late 18th century from Toxophilus (a name invented by Roger Ascham, used as the title of his treatise on archery (1545), from Greek toxon ‘bow’ + -philos ‘loving’) + -ite.