- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM sharpshootersharpshooting, noun
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How to use sharpshooter in a sentence
The governor’s executive style, however, wouldn’t look so bad if the newspapers would buy the line that “sharpshooters” saved lives instead of ending them, or that inmates were slitting throats with abandon.Journalists bungled coverage of the Attica uprising. 50 years later, the consequences remain.|Erik Wemple|September 30, 2021|Washington Post
Some basketball lifers can easily grasp the system’s value for a young player or a shooter with distinct problems in their shot, but they may struggle to see how it could help elite sharpshooters.How Shot-Tracking Is Changing The Way Basketball Players Fix Their Game|Ben Dowsett|August 16, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Former Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce had Bogdanović primarily coming off the bench early in the season, and the sharpshooter just looked lost.Bogdan Bogdanović Turned His Season Around. Can He Help The Hawks Beat The Knicks?|Jared Dubin|May 26, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Insects called sharpshooters fling pee as they feed — at up to six times the acceleration an astronaut feels on takeoff.
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
In a few moments, the enemy sharpshooter will have Ali in his crosshairs and take his shot.
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
We were trying to locate a sharpshooter in our front, who had become very troublesome by the accuracy of his aim.
The regular drove his team about fifteen miles a day on the average, while the sharpshooter could cover twenty miles and more.The Old Pike|Thomas B. Searight
It was fired by a sharpshooter on our own side, who had mistaken her for one of the advancing Rebels.
Fools, if you would find the bullet of a sharpshooter in these woods, you must look in the object, and not around it!The Last of the Mohicans|James Fenimore Cooper
I was some sharpshooter, gals, he added proudly, patting the stock of the heavy gun.Ruth Fielding In the Red Cross|Alice B. Emerson