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Definition of the noun shooter

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noun - plural: shooters

  1. a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of shooter: taw
    • more generic word: marble = a small ball of glass that is used in various games
  2. a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
    • example: a poor shooter
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of shooter: shot
    • more generic word: expert = a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
    • more specific terms:
  3. a gambler who throws dice in the game of craps
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of shooter: crap-shooter
    • more generic word: gambler = a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
  4. (sports) a player who drives or kicks a ball at the goal (or a basketball player who shoots at the basket)
  5. a professional killer who uses a gun

Alternative definition of the noun shooter


  1. Someone who shoots something; a gunner, archer etc.
  2. [slang] A firearm.
  3. A videogame or arcade game in which shooting enemies (or targets) is the main objective.
  4. [context: 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).
  5. A large marble used for knocking smaller marbles out of a chalk circle.
  6. An alcoholic beverage typically served in a shot glass.

Specialised definition of the noun shooter

Glossary of sports / basketball

a player who takes a shot at the basket

Glossary of sports / cricket

a delivery that keeps abnormally low after pitching (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

  • usage: slang

Glossary of sports / curling

the curler who is currently delivering the stone, or the stone itself


  1. "Shooter" is a 2007 American conspiracy action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter. The film concerns a former U.S. Marine Scout Sniper, Bob Lee Swagger, who is framed for murder by a rogue secret private military company unit. It was released in cinemas on March 23, 2007.
  2. "Shooter" was a 1988 TV pilot that NBC decided not to pick up as a series. Instead NBC aired the pilot as a TV movie of the week.The film is based on the book "Shooter" by and about Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer David Hume Kennerly. Kennerly had been a combat photo journalist during the Vietnam War. Later he was the White House photographer for president Gerald Ford. The Shooter film followed the adventures of a fictional photo journalist Matt Thompson in Vietnam played by Jeffrey Nordling, in his debut role. The TV pilot was made shortly after Good Morning Vietnam that had been a hit in theaters, and the TV film borrowed two actors from the Good Morning Vietnam cast, Noble Willingham and Cu Ba Nguyen, as well as having a free-spirited protagonist who is constantly clashing with his superiors. The pilot was filmed on location in Thailand. David Hume Kennerly served as executive producer and writer. Gary Nelson directed the film.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • starring: Helen Hunt as Tracey
    • cinematography by Gayne Rescher
    • genres: Action Film, Drama
    • released in (27 years ago)
    • some of the awards:
        • American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilots nomination for Gayne Rescher
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie (Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Special) nomination for Gayne Rescher
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie (Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Special), received by Gayne Rescher
  3. "Shooter" is a Canadian short film.


  1. "Shooter" is a book by Gregory G. Vanhee.
    • genre: Speculative fiction
    • copyright: 1989
  2. "Shooter" is a book by Walter Dean Myers.


"Shooter" is a video game.


  1. Shooter a.k.a. Joker: Shooter is a fictional character from the 1995 film Batman Forever.
  2. Shooter is a fictional character from the 2010 action, crime, horror, western film Beyond the Grave.
  3. Shooter is a fictional character from the 2008 film John Appa Rao 40 Plus.
  4. Shooter is a fictional character from the 1986 film Hoosiers.
  5. Shooter is a fictional character from the 2012 film All Hallow's Week.
  6. Shooter is a fictional character from the 1998 film Blind Sight.
  7. Shooter is a fictional character from the 2010 film Nine Dead.
  8. Shooter is a fictional character from Coach Carter.
  9. Shooter is a fictional character from the 2008 film Animal 2.
  10. Shooter is a fictional character from the 2010 film Shutter Island.
  11. Shooter is a fictional character from the 2011 film The Veteran.
  12. Shooter is a fictional character from the 1992 film Malcolm X.
  13. Shooter is a fictional character from the 1999 film Three Kings.
  14. Shooter is a fictional character from the 2013 film A Great Man.
  15. Shooter is a fictional character from the 2009 film Sugar Boxx.
  16. Shooter is a fictional character from the 1995 film Friday.
  17. Shooter is a fictional character from the 1992 film Seedpeople.
  18. Shooter is a fictional character of the 1983 film Scarface.
  19. Shooter is a fictional character from the 1993 film Mad Dog and Glory.
  20. Shooter is a fictional character from the 2013 film Mouth Breather.
  21. Shooter is a fictional film character.
  22. Shooter is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like A Shooter, Six-Shooter, Sharp Shooter, Black Rock Shooter.


  1. "Shooter" is the third single from Lil Wayne's fifth studio album Tha Carter II, and is featured on Robin Thicke's second studio album The Evolution of Robin Thicke. The song was also featured on the Like Father, Like Son bonus disc. The song samples the electric piano from Vic Juris’ "Horizon Drive," which was also sampled in and is recognizable from Gang Starr's "Mass Appeal." It is a remake of Robin Thicke's "Oh Shooter" from his first album A Beautiful World.
  2. "Shooter" is a musical album of Mark Mancina, soundtrack.
    • also known as Shooter Soundtrack
    • released on (7 years ago)
  3. "Shooter" is the 2006 single by Lil Wayne featuring Robin Thicke.
    • released on (8 years ago)


  1. Shooter a.k.a. Los is rapper from Baltimore, Maryland.
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  2. Shooter a.k.a. Dustin Schuetter is an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter.
  3. Shooter is a film director.

There are other people with in their name, like Eric M. Shooter, Shooter Jennings.


Shooter is a dog.


Shooter: A shooter is a neologism for an alcoholic mixed drink that contains 30 millilitres of two or more spirits. Some shooters also have a non-alcoholic ingredient. They are generally drunk quickly, rather than being sipped.

  • also known as Mixed drink shooters and drink shots


Shooter is the official mascot of the athletic teams of Marist College.

  • also known as Shooter the Red Fox

Phrases with Shooter

  1. pea shooter
  2. six-shooter
  3. Bean-Shooter
  4. crap-shooter
  5. Goal Shooter
  6. line-shooter
  7. Jello Shooter
  8. square shooter
  9. trouble shooter
  10. straight shooter
  11. First-person shooter
  12. Third-person shooter

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Shooter

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Google previewFramed as a School Shooter & Other Stories (2008)

by Matthew Gage

Framed as a School Shooter is a satire of schools gone out of control with post-Columbine paranoia that many students can relate to.When teachers find a backpack full of guns they instantly blame school outcast Sam Smith.

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Improving Your Short Game (2000)

by Jim McLean, John Andrisani

Swing Lingo A shooter is a shot synonymous with flyer. 269 Chapter 23 ...

Google previewThe Essential Guide to Flash Games (2010)

Building Interactive Entertainment with ActionScript by Jeff Fulton, Steve Fulton

A Pixel Shooter screen shot Pixel Shooter is a simple arcade game where waves ...

Google previewSpeedlights & Speedlites (2013)

Creative Flash Photography at the Speed of Light by Lou Jones

The freedom this affords today's shooter is the breakthrough that drives this book.

Google previewWriting for Video Game Genres (2009)

From FPS to RPG by Wendy Despain

The first-person shooter is a schizophrenic medium that makes narrative all the more challenging. For certain, it is the most cinematic of the genres, all the gory details played out before our eyes, the technology stretched closer and closer to ...

Google previewLevel Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design (2014)

by Scott Rogers

A shooter is an enemy that fires a projectile. Shooting patrollers and ...

Google previewA Critical Overview of Biological Functions (2016)

by Justin Garson

As the target moves around, the shooter repositions the rifle to match the target. Here, the shooter is the goal directed system (S). The target (E) is the thing that the shooter is aiming at. It is a physical object that moves somewhat independently ...

Google previewThe Art of Rimfire Accuracy (2011)

by Bill Calfee

point is, a great position shooter is an athlete. A great trap or skeet ...

Google previewThe Beautiful Wedding (2014)

Photography Techniques for Capturing Authentic Moments by Tracy Dorr

The First Shooter The first shooter is the traditional photographer. This individual is in charge of a long list of must-have photographs that are customarily captured during a wedding. This task alone would create a full agenda for one person on ...

Google previewThe Sum of All Fears (2002)

by Tom Clancy

The shooter is a police captain, according to the insignia. No name on him yet, no background. The Israelis have him in the jug somewhere and they're not saying anything. From the tape it looks like two definitely dead, probably a few more ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Brown Gets His Man (2007)

by Donald J. Sobol

Shooter. Now it happens that in America some people break the law. Many get caught, but a few get away. This was not true in Idaville. In Idaville everyone who broke the law got caught. Aside from catching crooks one—two—three, Idaville ...

Google previewThe Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia (2000)

by Vin T. Sparano

Shooters must not load until they are in position at the shooting stand, and the gun must be unloaded and open any time the shooter turns toward the referee or crowd. The sequence of targets at each shooting station is announced in advance ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Street Crime in America (2013)

by Jeffrey Ian Ross

The main bets that occur in street craps—also referred to as ghetto craps or shooting dice—are between the shooter (the individual who is throwing the dice) and the bettors (those wagering money on the outcome of the throw). There are two ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sport & Games (1911)

by Henry Charles Howard Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, Hedley Peek, Frederick George Aflalo

a shooter who takes a bird or part of a bird shall be bound by the result. X. "No- Birds" if Extra Ones Accidentally Thrown. — In cases where a bird or birds are accidentally released so as to be flying in the air at the same time as the bird or birds ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rural Sports ... (18??)

by John Henry Walsh

traps, five are now used, arranged in a crescent before the shooter, at fivo yards from one another, and at such a distance from each subscriber to the stake as shall be considered to put all on an ...

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Scrabble value of S1H4O1O1T1E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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