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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.
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shooternoun [C]

/ˈʃuː.tər/  us /ˈʃuː.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.
a ​character in a ​videogame who uses a ​weapon

-shootersuffix

uk   / -ʃuː.tər/  us   / -ʃuː.t̬ɚ/
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