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rifleman

[rahy-fuh l-muh n] /ˈraɪ fəl mən/
noun, plural riflemen.
1.
a soldier armed with a rifle.
2.
a person skilled in the use of a rifle.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75, Americanism; rifle1 + -man
Related forms
riflemanship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rifle man

rifleman

/ˈraɪfəlmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a person skilled in the use of a rifle, esp a soldier
2.
Also called titipounamu. a wren, Acanthisitta chloris, of New Zealand: family Xenicidae See also bush wren
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Word Origin and History for rifle man

rifleman

n.

1775, from rifle (n.) + man (n.).

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