sharpshooting

noun
sharp·shoot·ing | \ ˈshärp-ˌshü-tiŋ \

Definition of sharpshooting 

1 : shooting with great precision

2 : accurate and usually unexpected attack (as in words)

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Working daily with the sharpshooting duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson does not stop Fraser from wondering: What is the optimum ball trajectory for a long-range shooter? Marc Stein, New York Times, "The Left Side of Steve Kerr’s Brain," 7 June 2018 The sharpshooting duo has had a big hand in the Sixers’ success. Keith Pompey, Philly.com, "No word on Joel Embiid's status for Game 3," 16 Apr. 2018 The 32-year-old sharpshooting guard hopes to rekindle some of the magic of that championship season in his second stint with the Spurs. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, "Belinelli hopes to rekindle magic in second stint with Spurs," 10 July 2018 Nwora's sharpshooting gives him a real chance at starting, while Sutton's tenacity and rebounding makes him a viable option at either forward spot. Jeff Greer, The Courier-Journal, "Who will start for Louisville basketball? 5 combos Chris Mack can use," 26 June 2018 Long ago, Mychal Thompson predicted his son, Klay, now a sharpshooting guard with the Golden State Warriors, would one day become an NBA star. John Whisler, San Antonio Express-News, "Former Spur Thompson happy to be known as father of NBA star Klay," 29 May 2018 The sharpshooting guard is likely a late second-round pick at best. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "Here's who the Gators will play in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge in basketball | Miami Herald," 24 May 2018 Getting to know Marquette's sharpshooting sophomore Markus Howard, who's all-time favorite movie may surprise you. Dan Greene, SI.com, "Big 12 Has Cemented Itself as Most Compelling, Competitive Conference in College Basketball," 8 Jan. 2018 The sharpshooting sophomore guard finished with 31 points on 10-for-15 shooting from the floor, including 5-for-7 from beyond the arc. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Three deciding factors in Villanova's national championship win over Michigan," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sharpshooting

1806, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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