- the highest rating in rifle marksmanship, above that of marksman and sharpshooter.
- a person who has achieved such a rating.
verb (used with object)
Origin of expert
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Examples from the Web for expertness
Historical Examples of expertness
Not a few of these stress his expertness as waiter in student dining-rooms.Herbert Hoover
In addition, he made much of his expertness in the distilling of water.Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699
Thomas P. Hughes
Their expertness in this 'accomplishment' is often remarkable.
By this arrangement you will reach your saddle with comfort and expertness.Riding for Ladies
Mrs. Power O'Donoghue
And I always remembered his expertness in opening a way, for we were soon on hand.Forty Years Among the Indians
Daniel W. Jones
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.