- the highest rating in rifle marksmanship, above that of marksman and sharpshooter.
- a person who has achieved such a rating.
verb (used with object)
- experimental theater,
- experimenter effect,
- expert system,
- expert witness,
Origin of expert
Examples from the Web for expertly
This is a thematically coherent collection of well-crafted pop songs, expertly played by accomplished musicians.U2 Generously Gives Us a Lousy Album, Sucks at the Corporate Teat|Hampton Stevens|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But what should we expect from a magazine that trades so expertly in the disjuncture between fantasy and reality?I Tried Cosmo’s Lesbian Sex Tips and They Were Terrible|Samantha Allen|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their blue jumpsuits are stained with grease, and their hair is expertly wrapped in scarves to keep it out of their way.
He expertly weaves multiple strands of information into a smooth narrative studded with mini-biographies.
While the sushi itself is solid—fresh and expertly prepared—this place is also known for its warm service.Delayed? The Best Airport Restaurants to Eat at This Thanksgiving|Brandy Zadrozny|November 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He expertly advanced the power of the scope and swung it in slow arcs.The Unprotected Species|Melvin Sturgis
"High man for sixty," he said automatically, and expertly rolled bull's-eyes for a two.Police Your Planet|Lester del Rey
First, however, there were the tight bonds of rope; they were expertly tied, and strong.Hawk Carse|Anthony Gilmore
To the last, add (expertly) bicarbonate of soda, 39 oz.; mix thoroughly, and pass the whole through a sieve or dressing machine.
Instead, she picked up the spatula and expertly scooped the eggs onto their two plates and carried them to the breakfast nook.Ye of Little Faith|Roger Phillips Graham
Word Origin for expert
late 14c., from Old French expert and directly from Latin expertus, past participle of experiri "to try, test" (see experience). The noun sense of "person wise through experience" existed 15c., reappeared 1825. Related: Expertly.