marksman

noun
marks·​man | \ˈmärks-mən \

Definition of marksman 

: a person skilled in shooting at a mark or target

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Other Words from marksman

marksmanship \-​ˌship \ noun

Synonyms for marksman

Synonyms

sharpshooter, shooter, shot

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Examples of marksman in a Sentence

only the best marksmen can hit the bull's-eye at 500 feet

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Hopkins was a Vietnam veteran who was awarded a marksman badge with pistol bar and a sharpshooter with rifle bar decorations during 11 years of service in the U.S. Army. Jeffrey Collins, The Seattle Times, "Estimated 129 guns found in home of police ambush suspect," 16 Oct. 2018 Before you accuse me of spoilers, Marvel has been touting the marksman villain in its promos for Daredevil. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Daredevil season 3 is a return to what made the show so good in season 1," 15 Oct. 2018 One of those schemes is cultivating new talent in the form of expert marksman Benjamin Poindexter (Wilson Bethel). Samantha Nelson, The Verge, "Most Read," 12 Oct. 2018 Hegar, a recipient of an M.B.A. from the University of Texas and an expert marksman, could represent the first serious challenge in years to District 31 incumbent GOP Representative John Carter. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "In a Record-Breaking Election Year for Women, Here Are the Races to Watch," 17 Sep. 2018 Chelsea are thought to be weighing up a move for Paris Saint-Germain marksman Edinson Cavani as the new man to lead their attack next term, but need to free up space in their squad to be able to acquire new signings. SI.com, "Report Claims Juventus Lining Up Shock Summer Move for Former Star & Chelsea Misfit," 2 May 2018 Fellow addition Tyreke Evans is the playmaker the Pacers wanted, and McDermott — a 40.3 percent career 3-point shooter — the elite marksman. Jordan Guskey, Indianapolis Star, "New Pacer Doug McDermott grew up a Pacers, Reggie Miller fan," 6 July 2018 More often, Capela attracts so much attention that Houston gets another wide open look—whether from a corner marksman or one of the best mid-range shooters in modern NBA history. Rob Mahoney, SI.com, "Breakaway: Clint Capela Stakes His Claim," 18 May 2018 The one-time Manchester United and Everton marksman batted off questions quoted in The Guardian regarding his ability in the tougher leagues in his first press conference for the U.S. capital side. SI.com, "Wayne Rooney Shrugs Off Suggestions DC United Move is Career Swansong for Forward," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of marksman

1641, in the meaning defined above

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marksman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of marksman

: a person (especially a man) who is skilled in shooting a gun at a target

marksman

noun
marks·​man | \ˈmärks-mən \
plural marksmen\-​mən \

Kids Definition of marksman

: a person who shoots well

Other Words from marksman

marksmanship \-​ˌship \ noun

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