An example of a toxophilite is someone who loves shooting with a bow and arrow.
Origin of toxophilite; from Toxophilus (intended meaning, lover of the bow), book (1545) by Roger Ascham ; from (Gr toxon, a bow + philos, loving) + -ite
(comparative more toxophilite, superlative most toxophilite)
- Pertaining to archery
- Someone keen on or an expert at archery
From Toxophilus, the title of a 1535 book by Roger Ascham intended to mean "˜lover of the bow', from Ancient Greek Ï„Î¿Î¾Î¿Î½ (toxon, “bow") + Ï†Î¯Î»Î¿Ï‚ (philos, “love") + -ite.