rifleman

noun
ri·​fle·​man | \ ˈrī-fəl-mən How to pronounce rifleman (audio) \

Definition of rifleman

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

Examples of rifleman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cancel had served briefly in the Marine Corps, joining in 2017 as an infantry rifleman, said Maj. Arkansas Online, 7 May 2022 Among them: McCraw and Abbott repeatedly claimed the teenage rifleman was confronted by a school police officer before entering the classroom, and violence began with an exchange of gunfire between the two. Dennis Wagner, USA TODAY, 27 May 2022 Cancel had served briefly in the Marine Corps, joining in 2017 as an infantry rifleman, said Maj. Arkansas Online, 7 May 2022 Cancel had served briefly in the Marine Corps, joining in 2017 as an infantry rifleman, said Maj. Arkansas Online, 7 May 2022 Cancel had served briefly in the Marine Corps, joining in 2017 as an infantry rifleman, said Maj. Arkansas Online, 7 May 2022 Cancel had served briefly in the Marine Corps, joining in 2017 as an infantry rifleman, said Maj. Washington Post, 5 May 2022 Cancel joined the Marine Corps in 2017 as an infantry rifleman, said Maj. Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2022 Every Marine is a rifleman, and small-unit tactics are the lifeblood of Marine Corps units. WSJ, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rifleman

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of rifleman was in 1775

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Last Updated

20 Jun 2022

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“Rifleman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rifleman. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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