rifleman

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rifle +‎ -man

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rifleman (plural riflemen)

  1. A soldier trained to use a rifle as their primary weapon.
    The riflemen had not been issued their weapons yet, and hence they trained with wooden mock-up rifles.
  2. A person especially skilled in the use of a rifle.
    She was quite the rifleman and could pick off a squirrels with a .22 from across the field with amazing accuracy.
  3. A small wrenlike insectivorous passerine bird endemic to New Zealand, Acanthisitta chloris, the titipounamu.

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