rifleman


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ri·fle·man

 (rī′fəl-mən)
n.
1. A soldier equipped with a rifle.
2. One who shoots a rifle skillfully.

rifleman

(ˈraɪfəlmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Military) a person skilled in the use of a rifle, esp a soldier
2. (Animals) Also called: titipounamu a wren, Acanthisitta chloris, of New Zealand: family Xenicidae. See also bush wren

ri•fle•man

(ˈraɪ fəl mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a soldier armed with a rifle.
2. a person skilled in the use of a rifle.
[1765–75, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rifleman - someone skilled in the use of a riflerifleman - someone skilled in the use of a rifle
crack shot, marksman, sharpshooter - someone skilled in shooting
2.rifleman - a soldier whose weapon is a rifle
carabineer, carabinier, carbineer - a soldier (historically a mounted soldier) who is armed with a carbine
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
Translations
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rifleman

[ˈraɪflmən] N (riflemen (pl)) → fusilero m

rifleman

[ˈraɪfəlmən] nfusilier mrifle range n (outdoor)champ m de tir; (indoor)stand m de tir
References in classic literature ?
Without being a rifleman, Joe could handle fire-arms with no trifling dexterity.
Patiently he awaited the next shot that would tell him more surely the exact location of the rifleman, and when it came he moved down the steep hillside with the stealth and quietness of a panther.
Not a rifleman in those crouching ranks, not a cannoneer at those masked and shotted guns, but knows the needs of the situation, the imperative duty of forbearance.
He had no theory with regard to cold bathing or the use of Indian clubs; he was neither an oarsman, a rifleman, nor a fencer--he had never had time for these amusements--and he was quite unaware that the saddle is recommended for certain forms of indigestion.
Nagrota (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 21 ( ANI ): Rifleman Jayadrath Singh was killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Sunderbani sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday evening.
You'll find the process of becoming a rifleman challenging--but you'll look back, afterward, and want to do it all over again
VIPER integrates and interacts seamlessly with the Army s widely-fielded AN/PRC-154A Rifleman Radio, and allows for rapid delivery of a low-risk, operationally-tested, highly reliable solution for the Army s SRW vehicular radio needs.
But there's more to being a rifleman than shooting skill.
Cpl Graeme Stiff, 24; Cpl Dean John, 25; L Sgt Tobie Fasfous, 29; Cpl Sean Connor Binnie, 22; Rifleman Adrian Sheldon, 25; Sgt Ben Ross, 34; Cpl Kumar Pun, 33; Lt Mark Evison, 26; Marine Jason Mackie, 21; Fusilier Petero Suesue, 28; Sapper Jordan Rossi, 22; L Cpl Robert Martin Richards, 24; L Cpl Kieron Hill, 20; L Cpl Nigel Moffett, 28; Cpl Stephen Bolger, 30; Rifleman Cyrus Thatcher, 19; Pte Robert McLaren, 20; Lt Paul Mervis, 27; Major Sean Birchall, 33; Lt Col Rupert Thorneloe MBE, 39; Trooper Joshua Hammond, 18; L Cpl David Dennis, 29; Pte Robert Laws, 18; L Cpl Dane Elson, 22; Capt Ben Babington-Browne, 27; Trooper Christopher Whiteside, 20; Rifleman Daniel Hume, 22; Pte John Brackpool, 27; Cpl Lee Scott, 26; Rifleman Daniel Simpson, 20.
Rifleman Rossin received his award at the pass out parade ceremony at the Infantry Training Centre at Catterick on Friday.
Rifleman Wilson ran forward into open ground in Nahr-e Saraj to help his colleague, who was shot in the leg, when a bullet glanced off the top of his helmet knocking him unconscious for 30 seconds before being shaken awake.
The JTRS HMS program's Milestone C Decision held on 17 June 2011 authorized an initial Low Rate Initial Production of 6,250 AN/PRC-154 Rifleman Radios and 100 AN/PRC-155 Manpack radios.