Definition of marksman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːksmən/

noun (plural marksmen)

1A person skilled in shooting: 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;
Italian bersagliere
informal crack shot, dead shot
North American informal deadeye, shootist
1.1 informal A footballer skilled in scoring goals: he is one of the country’s most prolific marksmen, scoring 34 goals in 46 matches
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  • One of the top marksmen in Premiership history has scored goals at every club he has played for.
  • The six-goal marksman, who had scored three times in his previous two outings, was replaced by Darren, who was starting his first home game of the season.
  • How laughable those comments were as England's finest marksman now begins to show his true self.

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