from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who is highly proficient at shooting.
- n. The second military grade of proficiency in the use of rifles and other small arms.
- n. One who holds this grade of proficiency.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person trained to shoot precisely with a certain type of rifle; a marksman
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One skilled in shooting at an object with exactness; a good marksman.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One skilled in shooting with firearms, especially with the rifle; specifically, in military use, a skirmisher, or the occupant of a rifle-pit, posted to cut off outlying parties of the enemy, artillerists, or the like, or to prevent approach by the enemy to a ford or other object of importance.
- n. A swift, clipper-built schooner.
- n. Specifically: A soldier who makes 60 per cent, at target practice at ranges up to 1,000 yards.
- n. Any one of several hemipterous insects which puncture the cotton-boll, sometimes causing it to rot. Homalodisca coagulata is one of the commonest forms. The Mexican cotton-boll weevil was often called a ‘sharp-shooter’ when it was new in Texas.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fast schooner once used by New England fisherman for illegal fishing in Canadian waters
- n. someone skilled in shooting
- n. an athlete noted for accurate aim
calque translation of German Scharfschütze (Wiktionary)