- The definition of a toxophilite is a person who really enjoys archery.
An example of a toxophilite is someone who loves shooting with a bow and arrow.
Origin of toxophilite; from Toxophilus, title of a book (1545) by Roger Ascham ; from Classical Greek 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 τοξον (toxon, “bow”) + φίλος (philos, “love”) + -ite.