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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
sharp•shoot•er /ˈʃɑrpˌʃutɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a person skilled in shooting, esp. with a rifle.
  2. Sportan athlete noted for accurate aim, as in basketball.
sharp•shoot•ing, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
sharp•shoot•er  (shärpsho̅o̅′tər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person skilled in shooting, esp. with a rifle.
  2. Military
    • a rating below expert and above marksman, assigned to one who has qualified with a specific score in rifle marksmanship.
    • a person who has achieved such a rating.
  3. Sportan athlete noted for having accurate aim in a sport, as basketball, hockey, archery, golf, etc.
  4. Slang Termsa person who engages in short-term business dealings with the purpose of making a large, quick profit without regard to scruple.
  5. Botanya spade that has a very narrow blade, used as a garden or nursery tool.
sharpshoot′ing, n. 
  • 1795–1805; sharp (i.e., sharp-eyed) + shooter; compare German Scharfschütz(e) expert marksman

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

sharpshooter /ˈʃɑːpˌʃuːtə/ n
  1. an expert marksman, esp with a rifle

ˈsharpˌshooting n

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