rifleman

noun ri·fle·man \ ˈrī-fəl-mən \
|Updated on: 20 Jun 2018

Definition of rifleman

1 : a soldier armed with a rifle
2 : one skilled in shooting with a rifle

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First Known Use of rifleman

1775

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of rifleman for English Language Learners

  • : a soldier who carries a rifle

  • : a person who is skilled at shooting a rifle


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