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20 Oregon 4-H Archery Member Manual
shooting glove: A special three-fingered glove that can be worn to
protect the tips of the fingers that draw the bowstring.
shooting line: The common line straddled by all archers when
shooting.
sight window: The cut-out section of the bow above the handle
that allows a clear view of the vertical movement of the sight.
spine: The stiffness or amount an arrow bends, determined by
hanging a 2-pound weight from the center of the arrow and
measuring the bend.
stabilizer: A rod attached to the handle riser that absorbs the vibra-
tions of the bow when the string is released. Usually, there is a
weight on the end of the rod.
string hand: The hand that draws the bowstring.
tackle: An inclusive term for archery equipment.
take-down bow: A type of bow that can be taken apart for storage
or transporting.
target archery: Shooting arrows at fixed distances at targets, usually
in open areas on level ground or indoors.
target face: The front cover of a target, painted with regulation
rings or designs.
tip: The very ends of the limbs of a bow.
torque: An undesirable twisting of the bow by the bow hand; or, of
the string by the string hand.
toxophilite: A lover of the bow; an archer.
trajectory: The path of an arrow in flight.
tune: To adjust the variables in the bow and arrow system to
achieve the best arrow flight and arrow groups.
vane: Any fletching made of a material other than feathers, usually
plastic.
windage: The left-right adjustment of the bow sight.
Archival copy. For current version, see: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/4-h361
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