from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In cricket, a ball bowled which, owing to an inequality in the ground, bounds close to the surface after pitching.
  • noun One who shoots: most commonly used in composition, as in the term sharp-shooter.
  • noun [Formerly used attributively, in the sense of ‘useful for shooting, as for bows in archery.’
  • noun An implement for shooting; a pistol or gun: usually compounded with some descriptive word, forming a compound term denoting the kind of weapon: as, a pea-shooter; a six-shooter (a revolver).
  • noun A shooting-star.
  • noun The guard of a coach.

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

  • noun One who shoots, as an archer or a gunner.
  • noun Colloq. U.S., rare, Colloq. U.S., rare That which shoots.
  • noun Colloq. U.S., rare, rare A firearm.
  • noun rare A shooting star.

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

  • noun Someone who shoots something; a gunner, archer etc.
  • noun slang A firearm.
  • noun A videogame or arcade game in which shooting enemies (or targets) is the main objective.
  • noun professional wrestling slang A professional wrestler who uses actual fighting moves as part of his style, or who speaks his mind during a live or televised event (instead of speaking from a script).
  • noun A large marble used for knocking smaller marbles out of a chalk circle.
  • noun An alcoholic beverage typically served in a shot glass.
  • noun A shooting star.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a gambler who throws dice in the game of craps
  • noun a professional killer who uses a gun
  • noun a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
  • noun (sports) a player who drives or kicks a ball at the goal (or a basketball player who shoots at the basket)
  • noun a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From shoot +‎ -er



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