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  • someone skilled in shooting

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  • someone skilled in shooting

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Marksman Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A sniper is a person who is trained to shoot perfectly at things that are very small or very far away. The sniper's target is most often a human or non-human enemy. A military sniper has often been given special training to use a sniper rifle, a special type of gun. Most of the time, a sniper rifle has a telescope called a sniper scope to help the sniper see the target. Snipers are also trained to be stealthy. Snipers hide or use military camouflage such as a ghillie suit that looks like (and may include some of) the surrounding foliage so that it is hard for the enemy to see them. A sniper is also called a "marksman".

Experienced hunters often share many of the skills that snipers need to know. The two jobs are very similar. The word "sniper" came from Britain when highly accurate shooters would hunt–also known as "snipe"–birds that were very hard to see and shoot.



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  • Gunshots, lockdowns in Pennsylvania. Are cops close to 'most wanted' Eric Frein? (+video)
    More than a week after marksman and survivalist Eric Frein allegedly shot two Pennsylvania state troopers, killing one, police have locked down several rural roads in the Pocono Mountains as the manhunt continues. Read more on this news related to 'Marksman'
  • Gunshots, lockdowns in Pennsylvania. Are cops close to 'most wanted' Eric Frein?
    More than a week after marksman and survivalist Eric Frein allegedly shot two Pennsylvania state troopers, killing one, police have locked down several rural roads in the Pocono Mountains as the manhunt continues. Read more on this news related to 'Marksman'
  • Pennsylvania continues manhunt for suspect in state trooper's slaying
    A 31-year-old marksman wanted in the shooting of a Pennsylvania state trooper was still on the loose and thousands of residents remained on lockdown Saturday evening as police scoured the Poconos Mountains for the man suspected of carrying out the ambush a week earlier. Read more on this news related to 'Marksman'

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