sharp·​shoot·​ing ˈshärp-ˌshü-tiŋ How to pronounce sharpshooting (audio)
: shooting with great precision
: accurate and usually unexpected attack (as in words)

Examples of sharpshooting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Furiosa’s sharpshooting mother (Charlee Fraser) is in hot pursuit. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 15 May 2024 Russell has an $18.7 million player option after the sharpshooting guard excelled in the regular season and flopped in the playoffs, infamously going scoreless in the Game 3 loss to Denver. Khobi Price, Orange County Register, 6 May 2024 The Sparks were second to last in the WNBA in three-pointers made last season, but expect to boost their shooting with Brown (illness) and sharpshooting wing Stephanie Talbot (knee) back in the lineup. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2024 The sharpshooting combo guard is projected to be selected third overall – the highest of any college player – in Bleacher Report’s latest 2024 NBA mock draft, after a late-season surge in scoring appears to have turned the heads of NBA scouts. Jacob Lev, CNN, 17 Mar. 2024 The Kings before the game transferred sharpshooting guard Mason Jones from the G League Stockton Kings. Chris Biderman, Sacramento Bee, 29 Feb. 2024 Loosely inspired by Gomer Jones, a deaf sniper who fought in World War I, the show opens in rural Wales with an 8-year-old Jones getting a lesson from his gruff father in sharpshooting and hard truths. Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, 9 Feb. 2024 Among the Bruins’ urgent needs are another point guard, a sharpshooting wing player and an impact center given the likelihood that Adem Bona will enter the NBA draft. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 26 Jan. 2024 UConn’s sharpshooting duo, answering whenever the Hoyas’ threatened the lead, combined for 46 points and 11 made 3-pointers on 15 attempts. Joe Arruda, Hartford Courant, 14 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sharpshooting was in 1806

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“Sharpshooting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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