Definition of marksman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmärksmən/

noun (plural marksmen)

A person skilled in shooting, especially with a pistol or rifle: a police marksman
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  • They want to do the things that they believe police marksmen do and military snipers do, so the selection of the rifle and the selection of the round fits into that.
  • Although they lack the capability to fire real ammunition, some look and feel so realistic that even skilled police marksmen are hard-pressed to tell the difference.
  • Both are expert marksmen, sharpshooters, snipers of great skill and reputation.
sniper, sharpshooter, good shot
informal crack shot, deadeye, shootist

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Syllabification: marks·man

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