- a marksman with a pistol or rifle.
- a gunfighter, as in the Old West.
Origin of shootist
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Examples from the Web for shootist
Historical Examples of shootist
No shootist ever brought down more birds at a shot, than he left men in that street rich in the morning, and ruined at night.Phemie Frost's Experiences
Ann S. Stephens
The Ancient Mariner's time is in the dead season, when he can stop the shootist en route.
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