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.
'An ordinary shooter could do it from that distance - even if it's from higher ground,' stressed Santiago, who was so popular as a sharpshooter during his stint in the police service that his life story was turned into a movie in 1996 entitled 'SPO4 Santiago' that starred former senator Bong Revilla.
One of the many attempts to control deer populations and disease has been utilization of professional "sharpshooters" to reduce populations and "control" disease.
A major star of this circus is Frank Butler (a swaggering Ward Fairbairn), who has won every contest with the sharpshooters who challenged him.
The police investigators have also found out that the killings of the two engineers were executed by Mukesh Pathak, a sharpshooter of Santosh's gang, and three of his accomplices.
With the start of the regular season just a few weeks away the possibility that the best sharpshooter in basketball will be retiring for good is inching nearer to reality.
Estimating Xylella fastidiosa transmission parameters: Decoupling sharpshooter number and feeding period.