trap·​shoot·​er ˈtrap-ˌshü-tər How to pronounce trapshooter (audio)
: a person who engages in trapshooting

Examples of trapshooter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nor would a trapshooter toe the line with eye and ear protection tucked in their vest. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 Sep. 2020 The field included the best American trapshooters in the discipline of Olympic (also called bunker and International) trap. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 Mar. 2020 Last year’s inductees were Olympic medal-winning trapshooter Corey Cogdell, Major League Baseball pitcher Chad Bentz, the Alaska Run for Women and Kodiak’s 2001 state basketball championship team. Anchorage Daily News, 20 Nov. 2019 Gene was a gunsmith, a lifetime member of the NRA, and a champion trapshooter., 27 Oct. 2019 In all, 463 trapshooters took part, making it likely the largest prep conference tourney in our region and perhaps the state. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 June 2019 Bernau eventually earned a reputation as one of the top female trapshooters in the region, and beyond. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 June 2018 When a trapshooter hits his mark, everyone watching knows it. Beth Bragg, Alaska Dispatch News, 26 Oct. 2017 Such bunkers are rare in the United States, said Curtis Lynn, an Anchorage trapshooter whose daughter, Abbigail, is teammates with Davey on the Birchwood Bears youth team. Beth Bragg, Alaska Dispatch News, 26 Oct. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trapshooter was in 1875

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“Trapshooter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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