shooter

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English schoter, schuter, schotter, scheter, schetare, scheotere, from Old English sċēotere (shooter), equivalent to shoot +‎ -er. Compare Dutch schieter, schutter (shooter), German Schießer (shooter), Swedish skjutare, West Frisian sjitter (shooter).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃuːtə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːtə(ɹ)

Noun[edit]

shooter (plural shooters)

  1. Someone who shoots something; a gunner, archer etc.
  2. (craps) The player throwing the dice.
    • 2015, Steven Lott, Functional Python Programming (page 276)
      Craps involves someone rolling the dice (a shooter) and additional bettors. The game works like this: The first roll is called a come out roll. There are three conditions: 1. If the dice total is 7 or 11, the shooter wins. []
  3. (slang) A firearm.
  4. A video game in which shooting enemies (or targets) is the main objective.
  5. (professional wrestling slang) A professional wrestler who uses actual fighting moves as part of his style, or who speaks his mind during a live or televised event (instead of speaking from a script).
  6. A large marble used for knocking smaller marbles out of a chalk circle.
    • 2011, Jamie MacLennan, ZhaoHui Tang, Bogdan Crivat, Data Mining with Microsoft SQL Server 2008
      You separate the marbles by color until you have four groups, but then you notice that some of the marbles are regulars, some are shooters, and some are peewees.
  7. An alcoholic beverage typically served in a shot glass.
  8. A shooting star.
  9. (alternative medicine) A device supposed to accumulate orgone.

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Etymology[edit]

From English "to shoot" with suffix -er (first group verb).

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shooter

  1. (sports) to shoot the ball forward in an attempt to place it in the opponent's goal
  2. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to shoot up, inject oneself with drugs

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shooter m (plural shooters or shooter)

  1. shooter (game)