18 Oregon 4-H Archery Member Manual
draw weight: The weight, measured in pounds, used to bring the
bow to full draw.
drawing arm or hand: The arm that draws the string.
end: A set number of arrows that are shot before going to the target
to score and retrieve them.
face or belly: The side of the bow closest to the bowstring.
finger tab: A flat piece of smooth material which protects the
fingers of the drawing hand.
finger sling: A small strap that attaches to the thumb and index
finger of the bow hand.
fistmele: The distance between the handle and string when the bow
fletching, fletch: The feathers, plastic vanes, or other devices
attached to the arrow shaft which stabilize the flight of the arrow.
Also, to attach these devices to the arrow.
flu-flu: An arrow with large untrimmed feathers which restrict the
distance it will travel; used for shooting aerial targets.
follow through: Maintaining the motion of the upper body muscles
after releasing the string.
full draw: The position of the archer when the bowstring has been
drawn to the anchor point.
grip: The portion of the bow that is held by the bow hand.
ground quiver: A device that is stuck into the ground or sits on the
ground to hold arrows and/or a bow.
group: To shoot arrows in a pattern. Or, the pattern of the arrows in
index feather: The feather that is at right angles to the bow during
the draw; usually, the odd-colored feather (also called “cock
judo point: an arrow point with springy wires attached to it to limit
the depth the arrow can penetrate the ground or target.
kisser button: An indicator or protrusion placed on the bowstring
so it touches the lips while the archer is at full draw. Used as an
aid to reinforce the anchor position.
laminated bow: A bow made of several layers of material glued
together, usually two layers of fiberglass and a hardwood core.
Archival copy. For current version, see: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/4-h361