- a person who is skilled in shooting at a mark; a person who shoots well.
- the lowest rating in rifle marksmanship, below that of sharpshooter and expert.
- a person who has achieved such a rating.
Origin of marksman
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Examples from the Web for marksman
The marksman, a lance corporal in the Coldstream Guards, was 930 yards from his target when he squeezed the trigger.The Greatest Sniper Shot in History: Six Taliban Killed With One Bullet
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See, in the war on race I am a foot soldier, not a marksman.Duh! Of Course Fashion's Racist
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What a target for a while he would be for every marksman at any range to shoot at!Lord Kilgobbin
Two smart cracks at some distance indicated the location of the marksman.The Rainy Day Railroad War
"You might hit me," said Ebenezer, who knew nothing of Tom's skill as a marksman.The Young Miner
Horatio Alger, Jr.
The marksman had been Tucker, the fellow hired to take the great scout's life.The Boy Land Boomer
I hereby award each of you the bronze medal of Marksman First.The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
- a person skilled in shooting
- a serviceman selected for his skill in shooting, esp for a minor engagement
- a qualification awarded in certain armed services for skill in shooting
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Word Origin and History for marksman
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