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 ?
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.
Fools, if you would find the bullet of a sharpshooter in these woods, you must look in the object, and not around it
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.
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.
Farther on you were fired upon by a detachment of sharpshooters, mounted upon the top of a pi-pi.
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], September 1 ( ANI ): A sharpshooter Sunil Sharma, who fled from the police custody a month ago, was killed today morning by the police in an encounter in Lucknow's Gomti Nagar.
Commenting on the contract award, Jeff Murphy, President, Meggitt Training Systems said: The SA80 and Sharpshooter contracts continue to strengthen Meggitt Training Systems long-standing relationship with UK Ministry of Defence.
However, when a sharpshooter feeds on a PD-infected plant, the bacteria may attach to its mouthparts.
Village officials want it and expect to sign up for federal sharpshooters to arrive in February and March.
The Sharpshooter will work with most fluids that do not contain solid particles or adhesives, with a viscosity range of 10 -- 150 centi-Stokes (mm2/sec.
In the absence of other effective vector control methods, insecticide applications in citrus orchards are important to suppress sharpshooter populations and reduce CVC spread.
A kangaroo broke into a multi-storey carpark in Australia, sparking a tense showdown with a government sharpshooter.