I doubt if even the most dedicated sports trivia freak would know what a kisser is. Yeah. I know. We could make jokes about Pepe Le Pew and his shenanigans. We could also make cracks about Errol Flynn and his favourite pastime though kissing might not be one hundred percent accurate in Errol’s case.
There is a tenuous link between a kisser in the sporting sense and Errol Flynn, however, in that one of Errol’s most famous Hollywood roles was as master archer, Robin Hood. A kisser is, in fact, a very import little tool in the modern archer’s kitbag of technical goodies.
In modern archery a kisser is a tiny little button that fits on the archer’s bow string at precisely the right place to enable the archer to know when the bow is drawn correctly and accurately. When the archer touches the kisser (on his or her bow string) to his or her anchor point, it indicates a consistent vertical distance. The name “kisser” was developed because of the lips often being used as an anchor point.