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
He admitted that the long red scar on his upper arm had been drilled by a sharpshooter from a German Fokker, but added hurriedly that it was of no consequence, as he had made a good landing.
He admitted that the long red scar on his upper arm had been drilled by a sharpshooter from a German
Pierce's Disease almost always kills the host plant, hence the fear that the sharpshooter is a significant threat to the multi-million dollar California wine industry.
GRACE: So you're saying these so-called sharpshooter isn't so sharp?
The sharpshooter is a half-inch-long insect that damages grape vines 'circulation, interrupting the flow of water and nutrients.
It's a measure of Coach Hiro's grasp of the game that the Knights won their league without the presence of a tall sharpshooter, which is what Hiro was some two decades ago.
The violence erupted later in the afternoon, and it's very clear that a sharpshooter was the one responsible for killing one of the protesters near the airport entrance.
That is to say 'load and fire', or 'sharpshooter'.
It's now re-roled as a 'sharpshooter' within the section.
The "sharpshooter" called out to me with the warning, "From now on, don't forget my name."