shooter

Definitions

  • Shooters' Hill
    Shooters' Hill
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shooter a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles
    • n shooter a professional killer who uses a gun
    • n shooter (sports) a player who drives or kicks a ball at the goal (or a basketball player who shoots at the basket)
    • n shooter a gambler who throws dice in the game of craps
    • n shooter a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot) "he is a crack shot","a poor shooter"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shooter A firearm; as, a five-shooter .
    • Shooter A shooting star.
    • Shooter One who shoots, as an archer or a gunner.
    • Shooter That which shoots.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shooter One who shoots: most commonly used in composition, as in the term sharp-shooter.
    • n shooter [Formerly used attributively, in the sense of ‘useful for shooting, as for bows in archery.’
    • n shooter An implement for shooting; a pistol or gun: usually compounded with some descriptive word, forming a compound term denoting the kind of weapon: as, a pea-shooter; a six-shooter (a revolver).
    • n shooter A shooting-star.
    • n shooter The guard of a coach.
    • n shooter In cricket, a ball bowled which, owing to an inequality in the ground, bounds close to the surface after pitching.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Shooter one who, or that which, shoots
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sceótan; Dut. schieten, Ger. schiessen, to dart.

Usage

In literature:

I'd say they're poor shooters.
"The Quirt" by B.M. Bower
They say it struck them Indians cold, he was such a terrific shooter.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VI. (of X.)" by Various
If you'll hand over that six-shooter I'll be goin'.
"Golden Stories" by Various
In 1803, when the regiment of Glasgow Volunteer Sharp-shooters was formed, he joined the corps as a lieutenant.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume III" by Various
Free-shooters, so well known in Germany, are not unknown in Esthonia.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
They get this boy to unload all the guns (16 shooters).
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Twenty feet away his rifle leaned against a tree; his belt and six-shooter hung on a limb above it.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The imaginary sharp-shooter was an expert, and he was trying to hit the same spot with each shot.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Then I knew it must be the pigeon-shooters.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
It is the duty of two or three boys to pick up the arrows, and bring them back to the shooters.
"Peeps At Many Lands: Belgium" by George W. T. Omond
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In poetry:

Slain by assassins
Svolder's sharp-shooter,
The lion that leaped on the
Heath of Lyrskog!
"Bergliot" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
How can the glory that was you
Still light my soul, a sun,
And you, the glory-shooter, you,
Whelm'd, sunk in oblivion?
"Immortal Eve - IV" by Manmohan Ghose
Thrice he roll'd that noble eye,
Which looketh o'er his nose so sly;
As looks a magpie on a tree,
When coming shooter it doth see.
"The Watch And Ward." by Samuel Bamford
"Oh, bury beside me my knife and six-shooter,
My spurs on my heel, my rifle by my side,
And over my coffin put a bottle of brandy,
That the cowboys may drink as they carry me along.
"The Cowboy's Lament (Streets of Laredo)" by Frank Maynard
but for the lorn. Our roof is lefted off
lately: the shooter, and the bourbon man,
and then you got tired.
I'm afraid that's it. I figure you with love,
lifey, deathy, but I have a little sense
the rest of us are fired
"Dream Song 39: Goodbye, sir, & fare well. You're in the clear" by John Berryman

In news:

Can We Profile Killers Like Jared Loughner, Nidal Malik Hasan, and the VA Tech Shooter.
Fort Hood Shooter Who Killed 12, Survived Attack.
Without providing any details due to federal regulations, Fort Hood officials issued a brief statement Monday morning which announced that suspected Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan has been hospitalized.
LONDON – Swedish shooter Stefan Nilsson , competing in his first senior final, won the World Cup skeet title Saturday on the layout that will be used at the London Olympics.
About to become operational, the system lets KC officers respond faster in hopes of catching the shooter.
Heavy police activity seen near LA/Ontario International Airport this morning was due to a traffic collision and a caller who mistakenly thought there was a shooter on top of a roof.
TARBORO — The fishing community is a big part of those potential 60 million voters comprised of outdoor enthusiasts that also include hunters, shooters, and conservationists.
Alleged Shooter Out on Bond.
Parsing A Plea Deal For Alleged Tucson Shooter.
Use of illegal ammo leads to fines for shooters.
A man is dead and police are searching for the shooter after gunfire broke out in the northeast part of the Valley overnight.
Cole Shooter 1 hour ago.
NYC Police Commissioner said alleged shooter called himself The Joker.
Aurora shooter must have practiced .
In the Colorado shooting, more information emerged Sunday about the attack and alleged shooter James Holmes.
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In science:

Optical images of IC 348 were obtained with the four shooter camera at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory 1.2 m telescope on 1998 September 23 under photometric conditions.
Young Low-Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs in IC 348
The R-band filter in the four shooter camera has the same shape as Cousins R but with a full width at half maximum that is 150 ˚A smaller.
Young Low-Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs in IC 348
The I -band sensitivity of the four shooter is broader in wavelength than Cousins I , with a long tail to the red.
Young Low-Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs in IC 348
M dwarfs at various types with the instrument sensitivities – detector quantum efficiencies and filter transmissions – for the four shooter and the Cousins system (Landolt 1992).
Young Low-Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs in IC 348
Chamberlin FT, Gun Shot Wounds, in Handbook for Shooters and Reloaders, Vol.
Scientific Evidence for Hydrostatic Shock
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