sharpshooting

noun
sharp·​shoot·​ing | \ ˈshärp-ˌshü-tiŋ How to pronounce sharpshooting (audio) \

Definition of sharpshooting

1 : shooting with great precision
2 : accurate and usually unexpected attack (as in words)

Examples of sharpshooting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unfortunately for the former sharpshooting guard his scorecard was just as colorful in his college golf debut. Golfweek, USA TODAY, 12 Oct. 2021 Snell, 29, is a 6-6 sharpshooting specialist who last season shot 56.9% on threes for Atlanta, albeit on just 109 attempts. oregonlive, 11 Aug. 2021 Prior to being a coach and administrator, Miller was a sharpshooting guard from Coshocton (then Jolinda Lewis) who found the net enough to be named to the UC Athletic Hall of Fame. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 9 Aug. 2021 Later Monday night, the Lakers reach an agreement on a one-year deal with Kent Bazemore, another sharpshooting wing. Houston Mitchell Assistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2021 The Pacers went safe with Duarte, a 23-year-old sharpshooting bulldog, before taking a gamble on Jackson, a raw and slight athlete who could develop into a replacement for Myles Turner at center. Nat Newell, The Indianapolis Star, 31 July 2021 New Orleans could look to pair Zion Williamson with a sharpshooting wing such as Moody, who made 37% of his three-pointers and 81% of his free throws in college last season. Marcus Fuller, Star Tribune, 28 July 2021 And not when the best natural scorer among them was back to his sharpshooting ways. BostonGlobe.com, 22 May 2021 Hunters must pass a sharpshooting course to ensure a humane kill, and kangaroo numbers are closely monitored by state and federal officials, who set quotas to ensure sustainable populations. BostonGlobe.com, 22 May 2021

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First Known Use of sharpshooting

1806, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sharpshooting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sharpshooting. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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