sharpshooter


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sharp·shoot·er

 (shärp′sho͞o′tər)
n.
1. One who is highly proficient at shooting.
2.
a. The second military grade of proficiency in the use of rifles and other small arms.
b. One who holds this grade of proficiency.

sharpshooter

(ˈʃɑːpˌʃuːtə)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an expert marksman, esp with a rifle
ˈsharpˌshooting n

sharp•shoot•er

(ˈʃɑrpˌʃu tər)

n.
1. a person skilled in shooting, esp. with a rifle.
2. an athlete noted for accurate aim, as in basketball or archery.
[1795–1805]
sharp′shoot`ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sharpshooter - an athlete noted for accurate aim
athlete, jock - a person trained to compete in sports
2.sharpshooter - someone skilled in shootingsharpshooter - 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
3.sharpshooter - a fast schooner once used by New England fisherman for illegal fishing in Canadian waters
schooner - sailing vessel used in former times
Translations

sharpshooter

[ˈʃɑːpˌʃuːtəʳ] N (esp US) → tirador(a) m/f de primera

sharpshooter

[ˈʃɑːrpʃuːtər] (mainly US) ntireur/euse m/f d'élitesharp-tongued [ˌʃɑːrpˈtʌŋd] adjà la langue bien affiléesharp-witted [ˌʃɑːrpˈwɪtɪd] adjà l'esprit vif, malin/igne

sharpshooter

[ˈʃɑːpˌʃuːtəʳ] ntiratore m scelto
References in classic literature ?
Fools, if you would find the bullet of a sharpshooter in these woods, you must look in the object, and not around it
The men were fighting on foot with long-swords, while an occasional shot from a sharpshooter on the outskirts of the conflict would bring down a warrior who might for an instant separate himself from the entangled mass.
I say, old sharpshooter, she may have pretty bones, but I can’t say so much for her flesh, d’ye see, for she looks somewhat like anatomy with another man’s jacket on.
Farther on you were fired upon by a detachment of sharpshooters, mounted upon the top of a pi-pi.
But this adjutant returned half an hour later with the news that the commander of the dragoons had already retreated beyond the dip in the ground, as a heavy fire had been opened on him and he was losing men uselessly, and so had hastened to throw some sharpshooters into the wood.
Their only mission in life," Jones says, "is to attack sharpshooter eggs.
Since 1999, the Pierce's disease host, the glassy-winged sharpshooter, has caused havoc in the Southern areas of California's wine industry.
The single squad sharpshooter would engage visible point targets, with a priority of engagement to enemy leaders, personnel with radios, machineguns and rocket launcher crews, and sniper teams.
Pathfinder and Sharpshooter are derivatives of the LANTIRN system, which Lockheed Martin initially developed for U.
Speaking on behalf of Hoscenter, Enrique Garcia Fernandez, General Manager of Hoscenter remarked, "We are pleased to be working directly with ReGen Biologics in representing the CMI and SharpShooter products.
The sharpshooter had notched up 1-34 in six NFL games this season before disaster struck when he injured his knee in a club game with Melvin Gaels.
The glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS), Homalodisca uitripennis (Germar), is a well-known vector of the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa that causes Pierce's disease of grapes and phony peach disease in the USA and Mexico.