Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. someone who tests the accuracy of weapons, especially by firing them at calibrated targets
  • n. one armed with a target or shield

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who is armed with a target or shield.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A soldier carrying a target or buckler.
  • n. In the early part of the seventeenth century, a soldier furnished with a target to replace in part the armor which was being abandoned.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Matthews had been one of the CIA's top experts on al-Qaeda and a veteran targeteer in the agency's air war against terrorist groups.

    CIA honors 12 officers, contractors killed in action

  • Cleon indeed, who had never intended to remain, fled at once, and was overtaken and slain by a Myrcinian targeteer.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Although it would look good on a resume for being a supervisor, I'm afraid that it would seal my fate as a targeteer for life.

    Read It!

  • I found out today that if I want to stay a targeteer, I have to work this summer.

    Read It!

  • The Athenian right made a better stand, and though Cleon, who from the first had no thought of fighting, at once fled and was overtaken and slain by a Myrcinian targeteer, his infantry forming in close order upon the hill twice or thrice repulsed the attacks of Clearidas, and did not finally give way until they were surrounded and routed by the missiles of the

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • What kinds of things is a targeteer or somebody who is trying to do bomb damage assessment looking for?

    CNN Transcript Oct 12, 2001

  • Iphicrates in a scolding way who he was, as he seemed neither a heavy-armed soldier, nor a bowman, nor a targeteer, and he replied, "I am the person who rule and make use of all these."

    Plutarch's Morals

  • Thus, if you are minded to pin up the top corner of your cloak over the right shoulder, and if you have the heart to stand steady on both feet, and bide the brunt of a hardy targeteer, off instantly to Egypt!

    Theocritus Bion and Moschus Rendered into English Prose

  • The Athenian right made a better stand, and though Cleon, who from the first had no thought of fighting, at once fled and was overtaken and slain by a Myrcinian targeteer, his infantry forming in close order upon the hill twice or thrice repulsed the attacks of

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Finally, there are a lot of hospitals to visit in Gaza, a lot of doctors to talk to, about basics, and about exotic targeteer erotica -- DIME effect, WP effect, and so on.

    Wampum

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