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shooter

Line breaks: shoot¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈʃuːtə
 
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Definition of shooter in English:

noun

1A person who uses a gun either regularly or on a particular occasion: a revolver in a broad range of calibres to meet the needs of every shooter the shooter fires at a rabbit
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  • This type of rifle has proven surprisingly popular with regular shooters as well.
  • The shooter was a former office employee who was fired about a year ago.
  • Within moments, a police officer on duty fired from the floor of the Council chamber at the shooter in the balcony.
1.1 informal A gun: he asks what I have in my carrier bag and I tell him it’s a shooter
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  • I took a step towards him and pointed the shooter at his ear.
  • No one seemed to know anything about his background but there were rumours that he carried a shooter.
  • The craft of burglary as I was taught it was essentially non-violent, the art was always making sure it remained so, which is why I never carried a shooter.
1.2A type of computer game in which the main objective is to shoot at enemies or other targets: a futuristic sci-fi shooter
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  • This is shaping up to be the antidote for anyone sick and tired of modern combat shooters.
  • Quality: Just-average WWII shooter, violent and bloody.
  • Playing video games, including violent shooters, may boost children's learning, health and social skills, according to a review.
2A member of a team in games such as netball and basketball whose role is to attempt to score goals: the visiting shooter hit excellent form during the second quarter
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  • The game became a battle of tight defence over all court positions with immense pressure being applied to the goal shooters of both teams.
  • Not much of a shooter, he scores about 10 points less per game then his predecessor used to.
  • Have the shooters approach the basket as fast as possible (without losing control of the ball!).
2.1A person who throws a dice: he requests the shooter to throw the dice against the rail
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  • Most players wager with the shooter and with the dice.
  • Would you rather put your money, or increase your bet on a shooter who throws at random, or one with at least a modicum of control?
  • Otherwise, the come-out roll becomes the point and you are gambling on whether the shooter will subsequently throw the point or a seven first.
3 Cricket A bowled ball that moves rapidly along the ground after pitching.
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  • No chance of keeping out a shooter which took off stump.
4 informal , chiefly North American A small alcoholic drink, especially of spirits: geez, he could use a shooter of whiskey
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  • While perusing the menu, Ritchie offered us an Elvis drink, a vodka and grape drink shooter.
  • I divided the drink among four glasses, explained to the guys what I'd been up too, and we downed the new drink as shooters.
  • Disappointed that we had missed a good evening of free drinking, we decided to go to my friends' place of work, where I drank a plethora of shooters, several mixed drinks and a beer.

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