Archery Terms

Archery terms

A B C D E F G H I K L M N P Q R S T V Y
There are 8 names in this directory beginning with the letter D.
Dacron
A type of material that is used to make bowstrings.
Director Of Shooting
The name given to the official in charge of the competition/tournament
Draw
The name given of actually pulling or drawing the bowstring back.
Draw Length
The distance in which you are able to fully draw the bowstring back
Draw Weight
Measured in pounds, this is the amount of force is being applied when the archer has the bowstring fully drawn. The higher the force, potentially the faster shot but this also means its much heavier.
Drawing Arm/Hand
The name given to the arm/hand used to draw the bowstring back.
Drift
The name given when an arrow is knocked from its original target from outside factors, these will often be caused by the wind.
Dry Firing
Shooting a bow whilst no arrow is nocked. This should NEVER be done, it can break the bow and also void any warranties.