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

  • n. A woman skilled in shooting at a target.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A woman skilled in shooting at a target.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman who is skilful in shooting at a mark, as with the bow.


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  • I find women who don’t like gun shows usually can’t shoot straight – being a good markswoman is wonderful for enhancing self-esteem.

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  • She's a cerebral sharpshooter who never misses a target -- and an expert markswoman like her is needed to take down those who threaten the truth.

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  • Among the outstanding athletes who immigrated are swimmers Timea Toth and Anja Gostomelsky, rhythmic gymnast Or Tokayev, markswoman Yelena Tripolsky, tennis player Anna Smashnova and kayak rower Larissa Pesakhovitch.

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  • The plot: a marksman with no job, moderately bad, meets a markswoman who's completely evil, a psycho killer.


  • Sarah is a former high school basketball star, a beauty contestant, a fishing expert, a crack markswoman, a proven hunter, and a member of the NRA.

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  • In 2002, Halle Berry--who pays homage to Andress by sashaying from the surf in an orange bikini--played a National Security Administration agent and expert markswoman in Die Another Day.

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  • Clearly enthused at the prospect of seeing Lara Croft – adventurer, archaeologist, skin diver, jet pilot, skilled equestrian, and expert markswoman – leap onto a well-tuned mountain bike and go bombing down a Himalayan mountain.

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  • On the neighboring oak tree goes a peg holding a feathered Robin Hood cap that each markswoman must don before drawing her dart.

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  • Here Special Agent Smith is, an FBI agent, who put herself through school and is a distinguished expert markswoman and all, and she still has to take the food orders.

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