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Definition of "sharpshooter" []

  • One who is highly proficient at shooting. (noun)
  • The second military grade of proficiency in the use of rifles and other small arms. (noun)
  • One who holds this grade of proficiency. (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 "sharpshooter" in a sentence
  • "He admitted that the long red scar on his upper arm had been drilled by a sharpshooter from a German Fokker, but added hurriedly that it was of no consequence, as he had made a good landing."
  • "He admitted that the long red scar on his upper arm had been drilled by a sharpshooter from a German"
  • "Pierce's Disease almost always kills the host plant, hence the fear that the sharpshooter is a significant threat to the multi-million dollar California wine industry."
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