Arch·er n. A bowman, one skilled in the use of the bow and arrow.
n 1: a person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrow [syn: bowman]
2: (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in
Sagittarius [syn: Sagittarius]
3: the ninth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from
about November 22 to December 21 [syn: Sagittarius, Sagittarius
a shooter with the bow (1 Chr. 10:3). This art was of high
antiquity (Gen. 21:20; 27:3). Saul was wounded by the Philistine
archers (1 Sam. 31:3). The phrase "breaking the bow" (Hos. 1:5;
Jer. 49:35) is equivalent to taking away one's power, while
"strengthening the bow" is a symbol of its increase (Gen.
49:24). The Persian archers were famous among the ancients (Isa.
13:18; Jer. 49:35; 50:9, 14, 29, 42. (See BOW).