Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. High proficiency in shooting firearms.
  • n. Accurate, often unexpected verbal or written attack.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Highly accurate marksmanship.
  • v. Present participle of sharpshoot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A shooting with great precision and effect; hence, a keen contest of wit or argument.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of shooting accurately and with precise aim; practice or service as a sharp-shooter. See sharp-shooter.

Etymologies

See sharpshooter (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The consequence of the sharpshooting is the "covered-way," which, when applied to these rough and ready temporary lines, means any sort of protection -- trenches, ditches, traverses, piles of earth, here and there, at what have proved to be the danger points, designed and placed so as to protect as far as possible against the sharpshooters.

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  • At the novel's conclusion, Fritz gives up his sharpshooting ways and becomes a flyfisheman.

    Satirical

  • ACC freshman of the year Marissa Kastanek and sharpshooting reserve forward Brittany Strachan provide a perimeter threat for a quiet but dangerous team.

    Kansas City: Nebraska, Notre Dame are top seeds

  • And yet, and yet . . . he is Davy Crockett, the American's American, folk hero and icon, exemplar of frontier independence, template of man at home alone in the wilderness, teller of tales, drinker of whiskey, a sharpshooting legend in buckskins and a coonskin cap, famous in his own time and ours.

    An Inexplicable Gift for Fame

  • Danny Piepoli, a sharpshooting 3-point specialist who came off the bench this season, is another experienced regular who returns.

    Big Sky Conference

  • The offense went from all 3s, all the time to an inside out attack that opened up the perimeter for sharpshooting senior guards Corey Allmond and Ashton Mitchell.

    SAM Houston State - Team Notes

  • The newest member of the team is a boy of indeterminate age named Jonah, whose sharpshooting skills border on the inhuman.

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  • Tuesday's game was the Knicks' first without Mr. Gallinari, their sharpshooting small forward who will miss two to three weeks with a sprained left knee, suffered in the fourth quarter of Sunday's win against the Indiana Pacers.

    Coming Up Big Against the Best

  • Fink was also known for his practical jokes and sharpshooting.

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  • Things were so out of sorts that the normally sharpshooting J.J. Redick badly missed the free throw from Charlotte Coach Larry Brown's technical foul in the second quarter.

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