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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