marksman

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From mark +‎ -s- +‎ man.

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marksman ‎(plural marksmen)

  1. A man or person skilled at hitting targets, as with a firearm, bow, or thrown object.
  2. (soccer) goalscorer.
    • 2011 January 22, Phil McNulty, “Aston Villa 1 - 0 Man City”, in BBC[1]:
      In what was a characteristic Bent display, he made only an occasional impact - but proved once again in front of England coach Fabio Capello that he is one of the most reliable marksmen in the domestic game.

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