What does marksman mean?

Definitions for marksman
ˈmɑrks mənmarks·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marksman, sharpshooter, crack shotnoun

    someone skilled in shooting


  1. Marksmannoun

    One skillful to hit a mark with a missile; one who shoots well. especially with a pistol or rifle.


  1. marksmannoun

    A man skilled in shooting (a gun) at a target.

  2. marksmannoun


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Markman, Marksmannoun

    A man skilful to hit a mark.

    Etymology: mark and man.

    In sadness, cousin, I do love a woman.
    —— I aim’d so near when I suppos’d you lov’d.
    —— A right good marksman. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

    Whom nothing can procure,
    When the wide world runs bias from his will,
    To writhe his limbs, and share, not mend the ill.
    This is the marksman, safe and sure,
    Who still is right, and prays to be so still. George Herbert.

    An ordinary marksman may know certainly when he shoots less wide at what he aims. John Dryden, Sp. Fryar. Ded. to the.


  1. Marksman

    A marksman is a person who is skilled in precision shooting using projectile weapons (in modern days most commonly an accurized scoped long gun such as designated marksman rifle or a sniper rifle) to shoot at high-value targets at longer-than-usual ranges. The proficiency in precision shooting is known as a shooter's marksmanship, which can be used to describe both gunnery and archery.


  1. marksman

    A marksman is a person who is skilled in precision shooting, often using a firearm, either in a recreational activity (like hunting or target shooting) or as part of their professional role like in military, law enforcement or competitive sports. They are usually capable of consistently achieving high accuracy at a significant distance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marksmannoun

    one skillful to hit a mark with a missile; one who shoots well

  2. Marksmannoun

    one who makes his mark, instead of writing his name, in signing documents

  3. Etymology: [Earlier markman; mark + man.]


  1. Marksman

    A marksman is a person who is skilled in precision or shooting, using projectile weapons, such as with a rifle but most commonly with a designated marksman rifle and/or a sniper rifle, to shoot at long range targets. The main difference between a marksman and a normal sniper is that a marksman is usually considered an organic part of a fireteam of soldiers, whereas regular snipers tend to work alone or with other snipers. In the military, marksmen are sometimes attached to an infantry fireteam or squad where they take accurate long-range shots at valuable targets as needed, thus extending the reach of the fireteam or squad. Another term for a marksman is a sharpshooter, which was used in the early 19th Century for individuals who used the Sharps Rifle such as the 2nd United States Sharpshooters

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. marksman

    One who is skillful to hit a mark; one who shoots well.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Marksman is ranked #156044 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Marksman surname appeared 104 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Marksman.

    46.1% or 48 total occurrences were Black.
    33.6% or 35 total occurrences were White.
    14.4% or 15 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of marksman in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of marksman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of marksman in a Sentence

  1. Matt Gonzalez:

    A champion marksman could not accurately hit a target after first striking a concrete surface.

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