[ rahy-fuh l-muh n ]
/ ˈraɪ fəl mən /

noun, plural ri·fle·men.

a soldier armed with a rifle.
a person skilled in the use of a rifle.

Origin of rifleman

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75; rifle1 + -man

Related forms

ri·fle·man·ship, noun
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/ (ˈraɪfəlmən) /

noun plural -men

a person skilled in the use of a rifle, esp a soldier
Also called: titipounamu a wren, Acanthisitta chloris, of New Zealand: family XenicidaeSee also bush wren
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