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
1765–75, Americanism; rifle1 + -man
Related forms
riflemanship, noun
Example Sentences for rifleman
The bull was shot several times and was finally killed by a local rifleman who was summoned to help.
He became a rifleman whose unit seemed always to be on the move.
He is a former rifleman who switched to the intelligence field when he re-enlisted.
So basically a rifleman would only firing under lighting conditions which would provide the ability to identify a hostile thread.
British Dictionary definitions for rifleman
rifleman (ˈraɪfəlmən)
 
n , pl -men
1.  a person skilled in the use of a rifle, esp a soldier
2.  See also bush wren Also called: titipounamu a wren, Acanthisitta chloris, of New Zealand: family Xenicidae

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