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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Between a potential breakout season by De’Aaron Fox and the sharpshooting of Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic, there may be something special brewing. Benjamin Hoffman, New York Times, "2018 N.B.A. Draft Results: Analysis of Every Pick in Round 1," 21 June 2018 The Rockets hit back with a suffocating defensive performance, taking away nearly everything the Jazz had taken so easily in Game 2, but especially the defense-breaking drives of Donovan Mitchell and sharpshooting of Joe Ingles. Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle, "Rockets blast Jazz, take 2-1 series lead," 4 May 2018 Ariza’s pinpoint passing, too, was perhaps at least as surprising as his sharpshooting and instant offense that got things rolling for the Rockets early. Brent Zwerneman, San Francisco Chronicle, "Trevor Ariza provides a big lift early to propel Rockets," 16 May 2018 The Rockets basically reached peak Rockets during that third quarter, with Harden and Paul dictating the action, and the Minny defense scrambling to keep up as Houston overwhelmed them with sharpshooting and smart decision-making. Rohan Nadkarni, SI.com, "James Harden and the Rockets Finally Look Like Themselves," 23 Apr. 2018 Much of that was with Paul sharpshooting and playmaking, hitting a deep 3 and setting up Nene inside. Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle, "Rockets extend win streak to 16 after hot shooting night against Thunder," 6 Mar. 2018 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

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1806, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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