noun, plural marks·men.
- the lowest rating in rifle marksmanship, below that of sharpshooter and expert.
- a person who has achieved such a rating.
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OTHER WORDS FROM marksmanmarks·man·ship, noun
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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|Nico Hines|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
See, in the war on race I am a foot soldier, not a marksman.
Two smart cracks at some distance indicated the location of the marksman.The Rainy Day Railroad War|Holman Day
But if no such event was foreseen, the marksman must be judged by the circumstances known to him at the time of shooting.The Common Law|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Marksman knew that so soon as Brighteye began a story, no power on earth would stop him.The Indian Scout|Gustave Aimard
The man picked it up, and Dick saw that it was a marksman's bronze medal.Dick Hamilton's Cadet Days|Howard R. Garis
Sooner shall the ball turn back in its course, and bury itself in the entrails of the marksman.The Robbers|Friedrich Schiller