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A woman skilled in shooting at a target.
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(ˈmɑrksˌwʊm ən)

n., pl. -wom•en.
a woman skilled in shooting at an object or target.
usage: See -woman.
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[ˈmɑːksˌwʊmən] N (markswomen (pl)) → tiradora f
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n pl <-women> → Schützin f; (police etc) → Scharfschützin f
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