sharpshooter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sharpshooter a fast schooner once used by New England fisherman for illegal fishing in Canadian waters
    • n sharpshooter someone skilled in shooting
    • n sharpshooter an athlete noted for accurate aim
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sharpshooter One skilled in shooting at an object with exactness; a good marksman.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sharpshooter One skilled in shooting with firearms, especially with the rifle; specifically, in military use, a skirmisher, or the occupant of a rifle-pit, posted to cut off outlying parties of the enemy, artillerists, or the like, or to prevent approach by the enemy to a ford or other object of importance.
    • n sharpshooter A swift, clipper-built schooner.
    • n sharpshooter Specifically: A soldier who makes 60 per cent, at target practice at ranges up to 1,000 yards.
    • n sharpshooter Any one of several hemipterous insects which puncture the cotton-boll, sometimes causing it to rot. Homalodisca coagulata is one of the commonest forms. The Mexican cotton-boll weevil was often called a ‘sharp-shooter’ when it was new in Texas.
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Usage

In literature:

In his touting days he had been given the name of the Sharpshooter and in his prosperity it clung to him.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
They were probably groups of sharpshooters hunting for our officers.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
He was like a farmer with a scythe against sharpshooters.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
Now Dearborn's men are charging with the bayonet, and sharpshooters are picking off the British officers.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
This latter was wooded and dotted on both sides of the road with piles of rails behind which were posted infantry sharpshooters.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
But the enemy followed our retreating column, though cautiously, and filled the woods with sharpshooters.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
Presents and so on; and I'll write as soon as I get there and let you know what's up with the sharpshooter.
"Jessica, the Heiress" by Evelyn Raymond
They nevertheless defended themselves furiously, and their sharpshooters did us some harm.
"Adventures in the Philippine Islands" by Paul P. de La Gironière
He too must needs wear his four stars outside his Admiral's frock, to be a butt for sharpshooters.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Mules and horses drank at the river, while sharpshooters picked them off.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Not if a French sharpshooter sees it first.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
A house on the north side of the Loudon road, from which its owners had fled, was taken possession of by the enemy's sharpshooters.
"Campaign of Battery D, First Rhode Island light artillery." by Ezra Knight Parker
The rebel sharpshooters, with their deadly aim, were waiting for such chaps as me.
"Adventures and Reminiscences of a Volunteer" by George T. Ulmer
Rick guessed that the attackers didn't like the weird sharpshooting in the darkness.
"The Caves of Fear" by John Blaine
There was a sharpshooter behind a bank of instruments, and Case took steady aim.
"Beyond The Thunder" by H. B. Hickey
They started in the direction of the Rostina sharpshooters.
"Last Words" by Stephen Crane
Picked sharpshooters had been carefully stationed with the best rifles available.
"The Year When Stardust Fell" by Raymond F. Jones
He was killed at Gettysburg, July 3, by a sharpshooter's bullet.
"Village Life in America 1852-1872" by Caroline Cowles Richards
They were chiefly sharpshooters who had formerly served in the United States army.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 4" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
On both sides the sharpshooting began at daybreak and lasted till nightfall.
"Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty" by J. W. de Forest
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In news:

An RPG took Josh Olson's leg, but not sharpshooter's spirit.
Never lacking in confidence, Cohen's Aaron James was premier sharpshooter for Grambling, N.O.
Because the Knicks don't have any cap room, the fan favorite and valuable sharpshooter could hit the open market once free agency begins following the season.
Jazz expected to sign D-League sharpshooter Ahearn.
Missouri basketball team's sharpshooter changes routine.
The Sharpshooter's Mini-Monkey Sonny, on Parade.
Jack Taylor's high-scoring game impresses former NBA sharpshooter .
Missouri women's basketball freshman is a three-point sharpshooter .
So far, no other sharpshooters have been found.
The Waco Skeet & Trap Club will host the SharpShooters 4-H Club skeet and trap shoot Aug 28.
DPS asked to halt airborne sharpshooters.
Freshman sharpshooter Sierra Smith found her rhythm from beyond the arc once again.
Rogers is the sharpshooting, rail-thin junior college transfer who picked BYU over Utah State a few years ago.
Ethan Trammell, left, and Cameron Trammell, right, members of the Sharpshooters 4-H club sold baked goods at the Sell-O-Rama.
Chris Connelly profiles BYU sharpshooter Jimmer Fredette and how he honed his skills playing ball in prison spurred on by a close relationship with older brother T.J. Add your comment.
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