Definition of Sharpshooter

1. Noun. An athlete noted for accurate aim.

Generic synonyms: Athlete, Jock
Derivative terms: Sharpshoot



2. Noun. Someone skilled in shooting.
Exact synonyms: Crack Shot, Marksman
Specialized synonyms: Deadeye, Franc-tireur, Rifleman, Sniper
Generic synonyms: Shooter, Shot
Specialized synonyms: Annie Oakley, Oakley
Derivative terms: Marksmanship, Sharpshoot

3. Noun. A fast schooner once used by New England fisherman for illegal fishing in Canadian waters.
Generic synonyms: Schooner

Definition of Sharpshooter

1. n. One skilled in shooting at an object with exactness; a good marksman.

Definition of Sharpshooter

1. Noun. A person trained to shoot precisely with a certain type of rifle; a marksman ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sharpshooter

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sharpshooter

sharpfin
sharpie
sharpies
sharping
sharpings
sharpish
sharpite
sharpling
sharplings
sharply
sharpness
sharpnesses
sharps
sharpsaw
sharpshoot
sharpshooter (current term)
sharpshooters
sharpshooting
sharpshootings
sharpster
sharpsters
sharptail
sharptail mola
sharptails
sharptongued
sharpy
sharrow
sharrows
sharwal
sharwals

Literary usage of Sharpshooter

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... at the close of the battle he was severely wounded in the neck by a sharpshooter, and received the last rites of the Church on the battle-field. ..."

2. History of the Twelfth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers in the War of the by Asa W. Bartlett (1897)
"On the gth, Lieutenant Joseph N. Shepard, of the Sixth New Hampshire, was killed by a sharpshooter while talking with some of the Twelfth. ..."

3. Report on the Organization and Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac: To by George Brinton McClellan, United States Army of the Potomac (1864)
"Andrew sharpshooter* GENERAL WADSWORTH'S COMMAND. Cavalry. 1st New Jersey Cavalry. At Alexandria. 4th Pennsylvania " East of the Capital. ..."

4. Ballads and Poems Relating to the Burgoyne Campaign by William Leete Stone (1893)
"APPENDIX IY, TIMOTHY MURPHY, THE sharpshooter. THE soldier who shot General Eraser was Timothy Murphy, a native of Pennsylvania. ..."

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