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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.
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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
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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.]
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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"
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rifleman

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

[ˈraɪfəlmən] nfusilier mrifle range n (outdoor)champ m de tir; (indoor)stand m de tir
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The Arabs outnumbered the Waziri; their bullets penetrated the shrubbery and found marks that the Arab riflemen had not even seen; and then Achmet Zek circled inward a half mile above the bungalow, tore down a section of the fence, and led his marauders within the grounds.
Past the veranda they raced, pouring a deadly fire into the kneeling Waziri who discharged their volley of arrows from behind their long, oval shields--shields well adapted, perhaps, to stop a hostile arrow, or deflect a spear; but futile, quite, before the leaden missiles of the riflemen.
A hundred men on lidi were despatched in pursuit, each lidi carrying two riflemen in addition to its driver.
Our savage Mezop riflemen, and the shorter, squatter, white-skinned Thurian drivers, shading their eyes with their hands, were gazing seaward beyond the Mahars, whose eyes were fastened upon the same spot.
Just in front of the chariots the visiting jeddak rode alone upon a pure white thoat--another unusual sight upon Barsoom--and after them came interminable ranks of mounted spearmen, riflemen, and swordsmen.
Many corps of American riflemen have been thus attired, and the dress is one of the most striking of modern times.
The loss of two stark hunters and prime riflemen was a serious affair to the party, for they were approaching the region where they might expect hostilities from the Sioux; indeed, throughout the whole of their perilous journey, the services of such men would be all important, for little reliance was to be placed upon the valor of the Canadians in case of attack.
They carried fore and aft guns, the latter much the larger, throwing inflammatory shells, and in addition they had nests for riflemen on both the upper and the under side.
Although their rate of fire was much slower, British riflemen were usually sure of a kill at 200 yards.
Clark and His 'Long Knives'" (December 1, 2003 issue) is interesting and informative, author Thomas Eddlem repeatedly refers to "Kentucky riflemen." The term is misleading: Clark was an officer of the Virginia militia, commanding Virginia troops.
We are all familiar with the myth about the Rebel riflemen who won the American Revolution.
Really?), and special historical targets so you can mea- sure yourself against riflemen of the past.