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markswoman

Syllabification: marks·wom·an
Pronunciation: /ˈmärksˌwo͝omən
 
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Definition of markswoman in English:

noun (plural markswomen)

A woman skilled in shooting, especially with a pistol or rifle.
Example sentences
  • Annie Oakley, a survivor of battery, whipping, torture, starving, freezing, and repeated, brutal rape at the hands of a foster father, became internationally famous for her skill as a markswoman.
  • Moments earlier, Cashel's ace markswoman had pointed an equaliser and it seemed a replay beckoned.
  • The desire to have such equipment in Orkney was prompted by the success of the visually impaired markswoman.

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