Definition of shooter
The police are looking for the shooter.
there were eight shooters taking turns at the same target in the final competition
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: a person who shoots a weapon
: a person who throws, kicks, or hits a ball or puck
: a small amount (called a shot) of liquor (such as whiskey or tequila) often mixed with another liquid
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