marksman

[mahrks-muhn]
noun, plural marksmen.
1.
a person who is skilled in shooting at a mark; a person who shoots well.
2.
Military.
a.
the lowest rating in rifle marksmanship, below that of sharpshooter and expert.
b.
a person who has achieved such a rating.

Origin:
1645–55; mark1 + 's1 + -man

marksmanship, noun


See -man.
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marksman (ˈmɑːksmən)
 
n , pl -men
1.  a person skilled in shooting
2.  a serviceman selected for his skill in shooting, esp for a minor engagement
3.  a qualification awarded in certain armed services for skill in shooting
 
'marksmanship
 
n
 
'markswoman
 
fem n

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marksman
1650s, from mark (1) in M.E. sense of "target" + man. Related: Marksmanship.
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Example sentences
His arrows fit snugly into the holes they have made only if you accept the
  usual middlebrow standards of marksmanship.
His colleagues marveled at his marksmanship, and rumor has it that he killed
  several soldiers.
In that case, counting on poor alien marksmanship might not be prudent.
But there's more to a real sportsman, he implies, than good marksmanship.
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