noun, plural riflemen.
a soldier armed with a rifle.
a person skilled in the use of a rifle.

1765–75, Americanism; rifle1 + -man

riflemanship, noun
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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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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.
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