Meaning of sharpshooter

sharp•shoot•er

Pronunciation: (shärp'sh"tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person skilled in shooting, esp. with a rifle.
    1. a rating below expert and above marksman, assigned to one who has qualified with a specific score in rifle marksmanship.
    2. a person who has achieved such a rating.
  2. an athlete noted for having accurate aim in a sport, as basketball, hockey, archery, golf, etc.
  3. a person who engages in short-term business dealings with the purpose of making a large, quick profit without regard to scruple.
  4. a spade that has a very narrow blade, used as a garden or nursery tool.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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