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Marksman Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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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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  • Ede: Marriage will benefit me
    Warri Wolves marksman Ifeanyi Ede believes that his upcoming marriage can only be of benefit to his career. Read more on this news related to 'Marksman'
  • Fury as marksman shoots for allotment rabbits
    ANIMAL activists have criticised Edinburgh city council for employing an armed marksman to shoot rabbits overnight at an allotment site hemmed in by public footpaths and only yards from Fettes College. Read more on this news related to 'Marksman'
  • Sniper solution a long shot
    Former special forces marksman says trying to take out Man Haron Monis with long-range bullet could have cost more lives than it saved. Read more on this news related to 'Marksman'

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