marksman

noun
marks·​man | \ ˈmärks-mən How to pronounce marksman (audio) \

Definition of marksman

: a person skilled in shooting at a mark or target

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marksmanship \ ˈmärks-​mən-​ˌship How to pronounce marksman (audio) \ noun

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Examples of marksman in a Sentence

only the best marksmen can hit the bull's-eye at 500 feet
Recent Examples on the Web Salomon, who served as a captain in the Pacific Theater, was rated an expert marksman and had medical knowledge useful for battlefield surgery. . Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 May 2021 The Spurs’ next-most-accurate 3-point marksman in that span is Lonnie Walker IV, at 36.5 percent. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 9 May 2021 Admiral Tarkin then capitalized on that division, augmenting Crosshair's inhibitor chip and turning the marksman against his former crew. Dalton Ross, EW.com, 4 May 2021 But the longtime head of the National Rifle Association — touted as a skilled marksman — struggled to finish the job. Author: Hannah Knowles, Alex Horton, Tom Hamburger, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Apr. 2021 Jackson didn’t have a reputation as a 3-point marksman entering this season with the Pistons. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, 7 Apr. 2021 The 6-7 senior marksman is the best three-point shooter in the country, averaging 18.9 points per game and shooting 45% from beyond the arc. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 2 Apr. 2021 That mark — albeit on 2.2 attempts per game — would qualify him as the most accurate 3-point marksman on the Spurs’ roster. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 29 Mar. 2021 After the incident, the guard's crew delves deeper into his past, uncovering his history as a prime marksman with a secret motive to wrestle personal demons and settle an age-old, bloody score. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 29 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of marksman

1641, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of marksman was in 1641

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1 Jun 2021

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“Marksman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marksman. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce marksman (audio) \
plural marksmen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of marksman

: a person who shoots well

Other Words from marksman

marksmanship \ -​ˌship \ noun

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