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shooternoun [C]

us   /ˈʃu·t̬ər/
  • shooter noun [C] (WEAPONS)

a person who fires a gun or other weapon: Large-caliber rifles allow a shooter to hit targets at a great distance.
  • shooter noun [C] (SPORTS)

a person who throws, hits, or kicks a ball or other object toward a goal in order to score points: She is a great outside shooter and gets the offensive rebounds.
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shooternoun [C]

/ˈʃuː.tər/ /ˈʃuː.t̬ɚ/
  • shooter noun [C] (PERSON)

a person who uses a gun regularly, for example as a sport: The area is a paradise for duck shooters.
mainly US a person who uses a gun on a particular occasion: The accused White House shooter was arrested on Wednesday by Pennsylvania state troopers.
mainly US in sport, a person who shoots the ball (= tries to score points by throwing, hitting or kicking it towards the goal): He's one of the league's most accurate long-range shooters.
a character in a video game who uses a weapon

-shootersuffix

uk   / -ʃuː.tər/ us   / -ʃuː.t̬ɚ/
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