marks·​wom·​an | \ ˈmärks-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce markswoman (audio) \

Definition of markswoman

: a woman skilled in shooting at a mark or target

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Recent Examples on the Web As our markswoman reeled in the dart, our team celebrated the capture of a precious skin biopsy sample. Amy Apprill, The Conversation, "My team uses crossbows and drones to collect bacteria from whales - and the results are teaching us how to keep whales healthy," 17 Dec. 2019

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1802, in the meaning defined above

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“Markswoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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: a woman who is skilled in shooting a gun at a target

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