- a rating below expert and above marksman, assigned to one who has qualified with a specific score in rifle marksmanship.
- a person who has achieved such a rating.
Origin of sharpshooter
Related formssharp·shoot·ing, noun
Examples from the Web for sharpshooter
He qualified as “sharpshooter” on the M1911A1-45 ACP handgun in 1994.The (Sloppy) Swift-Boating of Michigan Democrat Gary Peters|Tim Mak|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pro-Sarkozy conservative daily Le Figaro calls Royal “a sharpshooter.”Francois Hollande and Segolene Royal: France’s Political Fairytale|Tracy McNicoll|April 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When I say a sniper I do not mean a sharpshooter who fires into our lines from the German lines.The Red Watch|J. A. Currie
I was once a sharpshooter, but now I practise a much higher and equally as deadly a profession.Mark Twain's Speeches|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
At the foot of the hill Clefton, the sharpshooter, was called up, and sent to notify the others.An Undivided Union|Oliver Optic
Just as the horses reached the post, the Sharpshooter slipped in, breathless and fumbling at the catch of his binocular case.Old Man Curry|Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
One private soldier in Company B, who had taken position in a tree as sharpshooter, had his right arm broken by a ball.The Black Phalanx|Joseph T. Wilson