Definition of toxophilite in English:

toxophilite

Pronunciation /täkˈsäfəˌlīt/ /tɑkˈsɑfəˌlaɪt/

noun

rare
  • 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.’

adjective

rare
  • Relating to archers and archery.

Origin

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.