Rifleman meaning

rīfəl-mən
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A soldier equipped with a rifle.
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One who shoots a rifle skillfully.
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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.

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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.

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A small wrenlike insectivorous passerine bird endemic to New Zealand, Acanthisitta chloris, the titipounamu.
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One who uses, or is skilled in using, a rifle; specif., an infantryman armed with a rifle.
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Origin of rifleman

  • rifle +"Ž -man

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