Definition of shooter
2 : something that is used in shooting: such asa : a marble shot from the handb : revolver —usually used in combination six-shooter
3 : a shot of hard liquor (such as whiskey or tequila) often diluted with something (such as soda); also : a bit of food (such as a raw oyster) served in a shot glass
Examples of shooter in a Sentence
The police are looking for the shooter.
there were eight shooters taking turns at the same target in the final competition
Recent Examples of shooter from the Web
The deputy activated his emergency equipment and signaled the shooter to pull over, Christian said.
Workers from the center attended one of six training sessions about active shooters, and about 100 workers from there participated in a workplace violence prevention training session.
But the alleged shooter, who prosecutors said fired 25 shots at the cops' van, remains at large.
In the early-morning hours of June 12, 2016, a lone gunman killed 49 people inside Pulse Nightclub, making it both the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in U.S. history.
Those specs misled those of us who aspired to be like the top shooters.
According to multiple news media outlets, the Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to terms with the 3-point shooter Kyle Korver on a three-year, $22 million contract.
Police said the shooter and victim knew one another.
Shortly after receiving a 911 call about an active shooter, police officers went floor by floor, their guns drawn, looking for the gunman.
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First Known Use of shooter
SHOOTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shooter for English Language Learners
: 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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