shooter


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shoot·er

 (sho͞o′tər)
n.
1. One that shoots, especially:
a. A person who shoots a firearm.
b. A person on a sports team who attempts to score goals by shooting.
2. A firearm having a specific number of chambers for bullets. Used in combination: six-shooter.
3. A large marble used for shooting.
4. A small mixed drink, often served in a shot glass and consumed quickly.

shooter

(ˈʃuːtə)
n
1. a person or thing that shoots
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) slang a gun
3. (Cricket) cricket a ball that unexpectedly travels low on pitching
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shooter - a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles
marble - a small ball of glass that is used in various games
2.shooter - a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot); "he is a crack shot"; "a poor shooter"
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
crack shot, marksman, sharpshooter - someone skilled in shooting
gunman, gun - a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)
trapshooter - a person who engages in shooting at clay pigeons that are hurled into the air by a trap
3.shooter - a gambler who throws dice in the game of craps
gambler - a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
4.shooter - (sports) a player who drives or kicks a ball at the goal (or a basketball player who shoots at the basket)
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
player, participant - a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
5.shooter - a professional killer who uses a gunshooter - a professional killer who uses a gun
liquidator, manslayer, murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)

shooter

noun gunman, gunner, sniper, marksman, rifleman, musketeer, artilleryman, markswoman An eyewitness identified him as the shooter.
Translations

shooter

[ˈʃuːtəʳ] N
1. (= gun) → arma f (de fuego)
2. (also target shooter) → tirador(a) m/f

shooter

n (inf: = gun) → Knarre f (sl), → Kanone f (sl)
References in classic literature ?
This, however, as I hoped, proved the undoing of him, for he now hit out confidently at everything, and with his score at nine I beat him with my shooter.
It seemed to me that a bean shooter would have been as effective against the mighty monster as these pitiful weapons.
At length one presented himself; he was a sharp- shooter of the regiment of Picardy, named Luzerne, who took aim at the animal, fired, and hit him in the quarters, for we saw the blood redden the hair of the horse.
But, Lor' bless you, we gets into such rows all 'long the road, what wi' their pea- shooters, and long whips, and hollering, and upsetting every one as comes by, I'd a sight sooner carry one or two on 'em, sir, as I may be a-carryin' of you now, than a coach-load.
The rest picks up stones, and gives it us right away till we gets out of shot, the young gents holding out werry manful with the pea- shooters and such stones as lodged on us, and a pretty many there was too.
On the other hand, a person who is properly trained in firearm use can only use a firearm for protection from a shooter when allowed to carry the firearm.
Although Shooter apologized to Ugenti-Rita for making any "insensitive" statements that could have led her to believe that she was being sexually harassed, later in evening on the same day, he retracted his apology.
Many bullseye targets contain scoring rings, enabling the shooter to grade his or her performance.
R IFLE shooter Ayonika Paul has come in for huge criticism for her behaviour at the Rio Olympics.
This was stated by former international shooter Dr.
Robbery training is not the same as active shooter training.
But just as schools teach children what to do during a tornado, or companies invest in extinguishers and alarms in case of a fire, it's important to have a contingency plan for an active shooter situation.