sharpshooter

noun sharp·shoot·er \ ˈshärp-ˌshü-tər \
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of sharpshooter

1 : a proficient marksman
2 : a consistently accurate shooter (as in basketball)

Examples of sharpshooter in a Sentence

  1. the police stationed sharpshooters on rooftops all along the route of the presidential motorcade

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First Known Use of sharpshooter

1794

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SHARPSHOOTER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of sharpshooter for English Language Learners

  • : someone who is skilled at shooting a target with a gun



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