marksman

[ mahrks-muh n ]
/ ˈmɑrks mən /

noun, plural marks·men.

a person who is skilled in shooting at a mark; a person who shoots well.
Military.
  1. the lowest rating in rifle marksmanship, below that of sharpshooter and expert.
  2. a person who has achieved such a rating.

Origin of marksman

First recorded in 1645–55; mark1 + 's1 + -man

Related forms

marks·man·ship, noun

Usage note

See -man.
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British Dictionary definitions for marksman

marksman

/ (ˈmɑːksmən) /

noun plural -men

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

Derived Forms

marksmanship, nounmarkswoman, fem n
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