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Definition of "sharpshooting" [sharp•shoot•ing]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sharpshooting" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "At the novel's conclusion, Fritz gives up his sharpshooting ways and becomes a flyfisheman."
  • "ACC freshman of the year Marissa Kastanek and sharpshooting reserve forward Brittany Strachan provide a perimeter threat for a quiet but dangerous team."