Definition of shooter in English:


Line breaks: shoot¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈʃuːtə


  • 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
  • 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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