- 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.
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Origin of sharpshooter
OTHER WORDS FROM sharpshootersharpshooting, noun
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Example sentences 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
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