shooter Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"shooter" in British English

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shooternoun [C]

/ˈʃuː.tər/  us /-t̬ɚ/

shooter noun [C] (PERSON)

a ​person who uses a ​gunregularly, for ​example as a ​sport: The ​area is a ​paradise for ​duck shooters. mainly US a ​person who uses a ​gun on a ​particularoccasion: The ​accused White House shooter was ​arrested on ​Wednesday by Pennsylvania ​statetroopers. mainly US in ​sport, a ​person who shoots the ​ball (= ​tries to ​scorepoints by ​throwing, ​hitting or ​kicking it towards the ​goal): He's one of the league's most ​accuratelong-range shooters.

shooter noun [C] (GUN)

informal , old-fashioned in US a ​gun: They ​turned up at my ​house and one of them ​pulled out a shooter.


uk   /-ʃuː.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/
a ​type of ​gun, etc. or a ​person that ​shoots: a ​peashooter a ​sharpshooter a ​six-shooter
(Definition of shooter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shooternoun [C]

 us   /ˈʃu·t̬ər/

shooter noun [C] (WEAPONS)

a ​person who ​fires a ​gun or other ​weapon: Large-caliber ​riflesallow a shooter to ​hittargets at a ​greatdistance.

shooter noun [C] (SPORTS)

a ​person who ​throws, ​hits, or ​kicks a ​ball or other ​object toward a ​goal in ​order to ​scorepoints: She is a ​greatoutside shooter and gets the ​offensiverebounds.
(Definition of shooter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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