shooter

noun shoot·er \ ˈshü-tər \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of shooter

1 : one that shoots: such as
a : a person who fires a missile-discharging device (such as a rifle or bow)
b : the person who is shooting or whose turn it is to shoot
2 : something that is used in shooting: such as
a : a marble shot from the hand
b : 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

  1. The police are looking for the shooter.

  2. there were eight shooters taking turns at the same target in the final competition

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First Known Use of shooter

13th century

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SHOOTER Defined for English Language Learners

shooter

noun

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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