from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A soldier equipped with a rifle.
- n. One who shoots a rifle skillfully.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A soldier trained to use a rifle as their primary weapon.
- n. A person especially skilled in the use of a rifle.
- n. A small wrenlike insectivorous passerine bird endemic to New Zealand, Acanthisitta chloris, the titipounamu.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A soldier armed with a rifle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man armed with a rifle; a man skilled in shooting with the rifle; military, formerly, a member of a body armed with the rifle when most of the infantry had muskets.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone skilled in the use of a rifle
- n. a soldier whose weapon is a rifle
It should be remembered that a unit of a rifle regiment is known as rifleman, not private; we like the term rifleman, and feel justly indignant when a wrong appellation plays skittles with our rank.
By the way, having first-hand knowledge of the chap for 40 years, I know him to be an excellent trap and bird shooter, First-Cabin rifleman/hunter, and he knows more about such stuff than anyone should ... even though he didn't include the Model 1911 Colt .45 in his top 50 list.
As a rule, the upper limit for most rifleman is a. 41-caliber cartridge such as the .416 Remington or Rigby.
On August 19, 1968, Private First Class Johnson was a rifleman from the 4th Infantry Division on a search and destroy mission with his unit in the mountainous central highlands area of Sa Thay District,
The rifleman was a "very keen outdoors type" as a child, enjoying martial arts, rowing and canoeing.
Let's be frank - defending yourself with a pistol against a rifleman is a poor situation. 15 pistol rounds does not equal 1 / 2 of an M4.
The order will cover 20,000 Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment systems with options for military roles such as rifleman and medic.
You'll start out as an infantry soldier and can choose from roles such as rifleman, marksman and grenadier.
He congratulates those who attained "rifleman" status and reminds us that the colonists "were not fighting a war for themselves -- they were fighting a war for us.
There is no proof (at least that I have found) that a semi-automatic rifle presents a significant advantage over a skilled rifleman with a bolt action weapon.