trap·​shoot·​er | \ ˈtrap-ˌshü-tər How to pronounce trapshooter (audio) \

Definition of trapshooter

: 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, "Smith: To improve boating safety, life jackets need to be on people's backs, not just at hand," 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, "Madelynn Bernau of Waterford earns spot on U.S. Olympic trapshooting team," 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, "Vote now for Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020," 20 Nov. 2019 Gene was a gunsmith, a lifetime member of the NRA, and a champion trapshooter., "Deaths in Central Florida: 10/27," 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, "Smith: Southeastern Wisconsin youth trapshooters keep busting targets and breaking records," 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, "Smith: This 20-year-old shooter from Waterford aims to be one of the best in the world," 16 June 2018 When a trapshooter hits his mark, everyone watching knows it. Beth Bragg, Alaska Dispatch News, "Trapshooting’s instant gratification hooked Anchorage teen, who now eyes long-term goals," 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, "Trapshooting’s instant gratification hooked Anchorage teen, who now eyes long-term goals," 26 Oct. 2017

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1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Trapshooter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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