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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Celtics did not flinch when forward Danilo Gallinari was lost for the year because of a torn ACL, in large part because the front office was confident that Hauser could fill some of the void with his sharpshooting. Adam Himmelsbach,, 2 Oct. 2022 Boston picked up Gallinari as a sharpshooting big who could play multiple positions and supplement their second unit. Gary Washburn,, 11 Oct. 2022 Dunlap, a 6-7 sharpshooting wing from Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, is expected to visit Notre Dame and Colorado. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Sep. 2022 In the mid-1950s, the Celtics had a highly talented team featuring Bob Cousy, the league’s greatest small man, and the sharpshooting Bill Sharman at guard and Ed Macauley, a fine shooter, up front. New York Times, 31 July 2022 His sharpshooting should ease some of the scoring burden on Celtics stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Globe Staff,, 1 July 2022 Not to mention the electrifying sharpshooting of Stephen Curry. Joe Queenan, WSJ, 16 June 2022 Utilizing his sharpshooting, the latest weapon added to his arsenal as a three-level scorer, Murray has found a way to produce against a game plan designed to keep him out of the paint. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, 31 Mar. 2022 Eddie House spent nearly three seasons with the Celtics as a popular sharpshooting guard, playing an important role off the bench for the 2008 NBA champions. Globe Staff,, 28 May 2022 See More

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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 28 Jan. 2023.

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