- a person who shoots with a gun, bow, etc.: efforts to capture the shooter.
- a gun (often used in combination): a six-shooter.
- a person who shoots a ball, puck, etc., at a goal.
- a thing that shoots: The meteor shower had many bright shooters.
- a marble used to shoot at other marbles in a game.
- a person who sets off explosives in oil-drilling operations.
- Informal. a professional or amateur photographer.
- first-person shooter.
Origin of shooter
Related Words for shootershooter, slingshot, gunman, assassin, murderer, sniper, shoot, satellite, sub, dependent, accessory, subordinate, side, minor, subject, feeding, soldier, marksman, artilleryman, cannoneer
Examples from the Web for shooter
Contemporary Examples of shooter
But witnesses say Muataz definitely was the shooter, and he even went so far as to apologize to Glick before pulling the trigger.In Jerusalem Home Demolitions, the Biblical Justice of Revenge
November 25, 2014
A shooter opened fire inside the library at Florida State University this morning.What We Know About the FSU Shooter
November 20, 2014
They carefully scanned open windows along the route, looking for places where a shooter might hide.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era
November 15, 2014
Two of the victims, 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg and 14-year-old Nate Hatch, were cousins of the shooter, according to relatives.The Homecoming Prince Who Tweeted His Killing Spree
October 24, 2014
We count shootings that result in no fatalities as well as those where the only victim was a shooter who committed suicide.This Gun Nut Says Most School Shootings Aren’t Real
June 12, 2014
Historical Examples of shooter
At last, the shooter took the weapon from his shoulder and opened the action.The Best Made Plans
Everett B. Cole
Give me the shooter, an' I'll guarantee to pay any price for it.Down the Slope
Their names mean "shooter of blow-pipe at coyote," "at opossum," and so forth.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1
"You're more of a sprinter than a shooter, if I'm any judge," said Locke.Isle o' Dreams
Frederick F. Moore
When it comes to shooting, he is a shooter from Shooterville.Frank Merriwell's Triumph
Burt L. Standish
- a person or thing that shoots
- slang a gun
- cricket a ball that unexpectedly travels low on pitching
Word Origin and History for shooter
Old English sceotere "one who shoots," agent noun from shoot (v.). As a type of gun from 1812; as a small alcoholic drink, 1971. Shootee is attested from 1837.