Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Highly accurate marksmanship.
  • verb Present participle of sharpshoot.

Etymologies

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See sharpshooter

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.

    Four years under Marse Robert,

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

    My Reading Year

  • 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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  • 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.

    Southland 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

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

    December 2009

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

    Satirical

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Big Sky Conference

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