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marks·man

 (märks′mən)
n.
1. A man skilled in shooting at a target.
2.
a. A classification in the US Army and Marine Corps for the lowest of three ratings of rifle proficiency.
b. One who holds this rating.

marks′man·ship′ n.

marksman

(ˈmɑːksmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Shooting) a person skilled in shooting
2. (Military) a serviceman selected for his skill in shooting, esp for a minor engagement
3. (Military) a qualification awarded in certain armed services for skill in shooting
ˈmarksmanˌship n
ˈmarksˌwoman fem n

marks•man

(ˈmɑrks mən)

n., pl. -men.
a person who demonstrates skill in shooting at an object or target; a person who shoots well.
[1650–60]
marks′man•ship`, n.
usage: See -man.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marksman - someone skilled in shootingmarksman - someone skilled in shooting    
deadeye - a dead shot
franc-tireur - a sharpshooter (in the French army)
rifleman - someone skilled in the use of a rifle
shooter, shot - a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot); "he is a crack shot"; "a poor shooter"
sniper - a marksman who shoots at people from a concealed place

marksman

markswoman
noun sharpshooter, good shot, crack shot (informal), dead shot (informal), deadeye (informal, chiefly U.S.) He was hit in the arm when police marksmen opened fire.
Translations
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střelec
skarpskytte
skytta
keskin nişancı

marksman

[ˈmɑːksmən] N (marksmen (pl)) → tirador m

marksman

[ˈmɑːrksmən] ntireur m d'élite

marksman

n pl <-men> → Schütze m; (police etc) → Scharfschütze m

marksman

[ˈmɑːksmən] n (-men (pl)) → tiratore m scelto

mark

(maːk) noun
1. (also Deutsche Mark, ~Deutschmark (ˈdoitʃmaːk) ) the standard unit of German currency before the euro.
2. a point given as a reward for good work etc. She got good marks in the exam.
3. a stain. That spilt coffee has left a mark on the carpet.
4. a sign used as a guide to position etc. There's a mark on the map showing where the church is.
5. a cross or other sign used instead of a signature. He couldn't sign his name, so he made his mark instead.
6. an indication or sign of a particular thing. a mark of respect.
verb
1. to put a mark or stain on, or to become marked or stained. Every pupil's coat must be marked with his name; That coffee has marked the tablecloth; This white material marks easily.
2. to give marks to (a piece of work). I have forty exam-papers to mark tonight.
3. to show; to be a sign of. X marks the spot where the treasure is buried.
4. to note. Mark it down in your notebook.
5. (in football etc) to keep close to (an opponent) so as to prevent his getting the ball. Your job is to mark the centre-forward.
marked adjective
obvious or easily noticeable. There has been a marked improvement in her work.
ˈmarkedly (-kid-) adverb
noticeably. It's markedly easier to do it by this method.
ˈmarker noun
1. a person who marks eg the score at games.
2. something used for marking, eg in scoring, showing the position of something etc. The area is indicated by large green markers.
3. a type of pen, usually with a thick point.
ˈmarksman (ˈmaːks-) plural ˈmarksmen noun
a person who shoots well. The police marksman did not kill the criminal – he wounded him in the leg to prevent him escaping.
ˈmarksmanship noun
a person's skill as a marksman.
leave/make one's mark
to make a permanent or strong impression. The horrors of the war have left their mark on the children.
mark out
1. to mark the boundary of (eg a football pitch) by making lines etc. The pitch was marked out with white lines.
2. to select or choose for some particular purpose etc in the future. He had been marked out for an army career from early childhood.
mark time
to move the feet up and down as if marching, but without going forward. He's only marking time in this job till he gets a better one.
References in classic literature ?
But in the foamy confusion of their mixed and struggling hosts, the marksmen could not always hit their mark; and this brought about new revelations of the incredible ferocity of the foe.
The bird was fastened by a string to the stump of a large pine, the side of which, toward the point where the marksmen were placed, had been flattened with an axe, in order that it might serve the purpose of a target, by which the merit of each individual might be ascertained.
The little urchins, clad in coarse but warm garments, stood gathered around the more distinguished marksmen, with their hands stuck under their waistbands, listening eagerly to the boastful stories of skill that had been exhibited on former occasions, and were already emulating in their hearts these wonderful deeds in gunnery.
We have marksmen in the Company who will notch with a shaft every crevice and joint of a man-at-arm's harness, from the clasp of his bassinet to the hinge of his greave.
For example, a proportion of them, always the best marksmen, direct their fire entirely upon the wireless finding and sighting apparatus of the big guns of an attacking naval force; another detail attends to the smaller guns in the same way; others pick off the gunners; still others the officers; while certain other quotas concentrate their attention upon the other members of the crew, upon the upper works, and upon the steering gear and propellers.
Several shots were fired, but such was the hurry of the marksmen that not one appears to have taken effect.
He observed that it was a gray eye and remembered having read that gray eyes were keenest, and that all famous marksmen had them.
Moorish guns are not good, and neither are Moorish marksmen.
None of the mis-siles struck us, for Hooja's archers were not nearly the marksmen that are my Sarians and Amozites.
Our Scotchmen are very bad marksmen, and I do not wish that a worthy gentleman like you should return to France wounded.
Several of the best marksmen stationed themselves in the bow of a barge which advanced slowly and silently, stemming the current with the aid of a broad sail and a fair breeze.