Marksman



[mahrks-muh n] /ˈmɑrks mən/

noun, plural marksmen.
1.
a person who is skilled in shooting at a mark; a person who shoots well.
2.
Military.

/ˈmɑːksmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a person skilled in shooting
2.
a serviceman selected for his skill in shooting, esp for a minor engagement
3.
a qualification awarded in certain armed services for skill in shooting
n.

1650s, from mark (n.1) in Middle English sense of “target” + man; with genitive -s. Earlier form was markman (1570s).

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