rifleman

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noun ri·fle·man \-mən\

Definition of rifleman

  1. 1 :  a soldier armed with a rifle

  2. 2 :  one skilled in shooting with a rifle

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1775

First Known Use of rifleman

1775


RIFLEMAN Defined for English Language Learners

rifleman

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noun

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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