sharpshooter









sharpshooter


noun

  1. a person skilled in shooting, especially with a rifle.
  2. Military.
    1. a rating below expert and above marksman, assigned to one who has qualified with a specific score in rifle marksmanship.
    2. a person who has achieved such a rating.
  3. an athlete noted for having accurate aim in a sport, as basketball, hockey, archery, golf, etc.
  4. Slang. a person who engages in short-term business dealings with the purpose of making a large, quick profit without regard to scruple.
  5. a spade that has a very narrow blade, used as a garden or nursery tool.

noun

  1. an expert marksman, esp with a rifle

n.also sharp-shooter, 1802; see sharp (adj.) + shoot (v.). A translation of German Scharfschütze, from scharf (adj.) “sharp” + schütze “shooter,” from schießen “to shoot.” Related: Sharpshooting.

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