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)

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Johnson, a 23-year-old sharpshooting forward who was projected outside the top 20, would surely have been available later than 11. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "Phoenix Suns the big loser in 2019 NBA draft after questionable trades, picks," 21 June 2019 Johnson, a 23-year-old sharpshooting forward who was projected outside the top 20, would surely have been available later than 11. Ben Golliver, courant.com, "2019 NBA draft: Winners (Pelicans, Hawks) and losers (trade rules, Warriors)," 21 June 2019 The Warriors rampaged from behind on Monday thanks to 57 points from Thompson and Steph Curry, their sharpshooting guards. Alex Johnson, NBC News, "Toronto Raptors beat Golden State Warriors for first NBA title," 14 June 2019 Werner's pace and movement will test out their skills once more, with his sharpshooting abilities even more of a concern. SI.com, "3 Key Battles Which Could Decide Germany's World Cup Clash With Mexico On Sunday," 16 June 2018 Graham, a sharpshooting southpaw, has 47 3-pointers. James Weber, Cincinnati.com, "Holmes girls basketball nears peak form for regional run behind McClendon-Englemon," 2 Feb. 2018 Supervisors mostly agree with changing the bowhunting ordinance, but are not as interested in using other methods to cull the deer population, such as sharpshooting and birth control. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Delafield may ease rules on bowhunting as it considers reducing deer population," 2 July 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, Houston Chronicle, "Trevor Ariza's early burst sparks Rockets' Game 2 win," 16 May 2018 With the Mustangs making a postseason run this month, the sharpshooting, hard-hitting lefty has kept tabs via his parents. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Andrew Benintendi goes from Madeira to Fenway favorite for the Boston Red Sox," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of sharpshooting

1806, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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