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[ shoo-ter ]


  1. a person who shoots shoot with a gun, bow, etc.:

    efforts to capture the shooter.

  2. a gun (often used in combination):

    a six-shooter.

  3. a person who shoots a ball, puck, etc., at a goal.
  4. a thing that shoots:

    The meteor shower had many bright shooters.

  5. a marble used to shoot at other marbles in a game.
  6. a person who sets off explosives in oil-drilling operations.
  7. Informal. a professional or amateur photographer.
    1. an alcoholic drink served in a shot glass or contained in a miniature bottle.
    2. a dessert or other food served in a shot glass or other very small container (usually used in combination):

      soup shooters; shooters of chocolate mousse.

    3. the container itself:

      white ceramic shooters.


/ ˈʃuːtə /


  1. a person or thing that shoots
  2. slang.
    a gun
  3. cricket a ball that unexpectedly travels low on pitching

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Word History and Origins

Origin of shooter1

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; shoot 1 -er 1

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Example Sentences

New team president Daryl Morey’s decision, for example, to bring in shooters like Seth Curry and Danny Green has gifted Embiid with more space than he’s ever had.

The next, he’s posting up and drawing three or four defenders before kicking out to an open shooter.

Also, look over the top midrange shooters from previous seasons, and you’ll see a list of the game’s top free-throw shooters — players who routinely convert more than 85 percent of those looks.

It even offers seemingly small improvements that could make a big difference for advanced shooters.

Stephen Curry, the greatest shooter on the planet and someone who’s comfortable gunning from nearby ZIP codes.

To judge her acting abilities for yourself, check out her videos on YouTube for “Sex Shooter.”

But witnesses say Muataz definitely was the shooter, and he even went so far as to apologize to Glick before pulling the trigger.

A shooter opened fire inside the library at Florida State University this morning.

They carefully scanned open windows along the route, looking for places where a shooter might hide.

Two of the victims, 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg and 14-year-old Nate Hatch, were cousins of the shooter, according to relatives.

"Here's my authority, yuh blasted runt," he yelled, and jerked his six-shooter to a level with the policeman's breast.

But the jar threw my six-shooter where I couldn't reach it, and the carbine was jammed in the stirrup-leather on the wrong side.

Before the officer could raise a hand to defend himself, the stranger was within a yard of him, holding a six-shooter at his head.

As he did so Young Glory drew up close to him, still keeping him covered with his six-shooter.

The latter stepped back quickly, raising his six-shooter as he did so, and pointing it at his captive.


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