Definition of Rifleman

1. Noun. Someone skilled in the use of a rifle.

Generic synonyms: Crack Shot, Marksman, Sharpshooter

2. Noun. A soldier whose weapon is a rifle.
Specialized synonyms: Carabineer, Carabinier, Carbineer
Generic synonyms: Soldier

Definition of Rifleman

1. n. A soldier armed with a rifle.

Definition of Rifleman

1. Noun. A soldier trained to use a rifle as their primary weapon. ¹

2. Noun. A person especially skilled in the use of a rifle. ¹

3. Noun. A small wrenlike insectivorous passerine bird endemic to New Zealand, ''Acanthisitta chloris'', the titipounamu. ¹

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Definition of Rifleman

1. a soldier armed with a rifle (a type of firearm) [n RIFLEMEN]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rifleman

rifle ball
rifle green
rifle grenade
rifle range
rifle ranges
rifle shot
rifled slug
rifled slugs
rifleman (current term)
rifleman bird

Literary usage of Rifleman

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1. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1826)
"ADVENTURES OF A YOUNG rifleman.s THIS book gives an account of the adventures of a German soldier, and it purports to be written by himself. ..."

2. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1835)
"Random Shots from a rifleman. By J. KINCAID, late Captain in, and Author of " Adventures in the Rifle Brigade." London : Boone. 1835. ..."

3. Firearms in American History by Charles Winthrop Sawyer (1920)
"PART IV THE INTERESTED rifleman For several years the high price of fixed ... Hence a rifleman of the present time and the near future will need a working ..."

4. Poems of the War and the Peace by Sterling Andrus Leonard (1921)
"In Hospital, London Autumn, 1915 Robert Nichols HOW rifleman BROWN CAME TO VALHALLA To the lower Hall of Valhalla, to the heroes of no renown, Relieved from ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The Boer War was the greatest demonstration of the value of the mounted rifleman the world has ever seen. It confirmed the experience of the American Civil ..."

6. Modern Rifle Shooting from the American Standpoint by Walter Guy Hudson (1903)
"Besides his rifle, ammunition and sights, the Schuetzen rifleman will need ... The scorebook of the Schuetzen rifleman need only be a small blank book, ..."

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