- 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 marksmanship
You cannot fire effectively at the real enemy unless the marksmanship against your own kind is precise.Expect a Political Cleansing
May 17, 2010
Weiss, rather pale in the face, gave a look at the result of his marksmanship.The Downfall
American determination and American marksmanship had saved three American lives.The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service
James R. Driscoll
The Terran had no illusions concerning his own marksmanship.Storm Over Warlock
The number of these, considering the darkness of the night, did credit to American marksmanship.Bamboo Tales
Ira L. Reeves
We owe much to these trainings and these trials of marksmanship.Customs and Fashions in Old New England
Alice Morse Earle
- 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 marksmanship
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