What does shooter mean?

Definitions for shooter

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word shooter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. taw, shooternoun

    a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles

  2. shot, shooternoun

    a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)

    "he is a crack shot"; "a poor shooter"

  3. shooter, crap-shooternoun

    a gambler who throws dice in the game of craps

  4. shooternoun

    (sports) a player who drives or kicks a ball at the goal (or a basketball player who shoots at the basket)

  5. gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, gun, gun for hire, triggerman, hit man, hitman, torpedo, shooternoun

    a professional killer who uses a gun


  1. shooternoun

    Someone who shoots something; a gunner, archer etc.

  2. shooternoun

    A firearm.

  3. shooternoun

    A videogame or arcade game in which shooting enemies (or targets) is the main objective.

  4. shooternoun

    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. shooternoun

    A large marble used for knocking smaller marbles out of a chalk circle.

  6. shooternoun

    An alcoholic beverage typically served in a shot glass.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Shooternoun

    One that shoots; an archer; a gunner.

    Etymology: from shoot.

    The shooter ewe, the broad-leav’d sycamore. Edward Fairfax.

    We are shooters both, and thou dost deign
    To enter combat with us, and contest
    With thine own clay. George Herbert.

    The King with gifts a vessel stores;
    And next, to reconcile the shooter God,
    Within her hollow sides the sacrifice he stow’d. Dryden.


  1. shooter

    Shooting is the act or process of discharging a projectile from a ranged weapon (such as a gun, bow, crossbow, slingshot, or blowpipe). Even the acts of launching flame, artillery, darts, harpoons, grenades, rockets, and guided missiles can be considered acts of shooting. When using a firearm, the act of shooting is often called firing as it involves initiating a combustion (deflagration) of chemical propellants. Shooting can take place in a shooting range or in the field, in shooting sports, hunting, or in combat. The person involved in the shooting activity is called a shooter. A skilled, accurate shooter is a marksman or sharpshooter, and a person's level of shooting proficiency is referred to as their marksmanship.


  1. shooter

    A shooter can refer to: 1) A person who uses a gun either for sport (as in target shooting or hunting) or with intent to harm others. 2) In gaming, a genre of video games where the focus is on combat, usually involving firearms or other long-range weaponry. 3) A type of alcoholic drink served in a small glass designed for quick consumption in one or two gulps, also known as a shot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shooternoun

    one who shoots, as an archer or a gunner

  2. Shooternoun

    that which shoots

  3. Shooternoun

    a firearm; as, a five-shooter

  4. Shooternoun

    a shooting star


  1. Shooter

    A shooter is a neologism for an alcoholic mixed drink that contains one ounce of two or more spirits. Some shooters also have a non-alcoholic ingredient. They are generally drunk quickly, rather than being sipped. Shooters can be shaken, stirred, blended, layered, or simply poured. Shot glasses or sherry glasses are the usual drinkware in which shooters are served. They are most commonly served at bars, and some bartenders have their own "signature" shooter. The ingredients of shooters vary from bartender to bartender and from region to region. Two shooters can have the same name but different ingredients, resulting in two very different tastes.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. shooter

    One who shoots; an archer; a gunner; a shot. Also, that which shoots; as, a five-shooter.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Shooter

    An Americanism for a revolver.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Shooter is ranked #81772 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Shooter surname appeared 231 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Shooter.

    91.7% or 212 total occurrences were White.
    4.3% or 10 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Matched Categories

Anagrams for shooter »

  1. hooters

  2. reshoot

  3. re-shoot

  4. soother

  5. orthose

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shooter in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shooter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of shooter in a Sentence

  1. Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin:

    No Uvalde County police department officer saw the shooter on May 24 prior to him entering Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, no Uvalde County police officers had any opportunity to take a shot at the gunman.

  2. Witawat Siriprachai:

    I warned them not to livestream from their locations, because the shooter was also using Facebook during the rampage.

  3. Craig Robinson:

    I’m performing at the Comedy Zone in Charlotte, North Carolina. There was an active shooter in the comedy club, so, they moved us over – and the concert’s going on. It’s ‘Big Time Rush.’ So, I thought I would share it with you all.

  4. Senior Aiden Page:

    We grabbed calculators, we grabbed scissors just in case the shooter got in and we had to attack them.

  5. Steve King:

    No, don't you do that, do not associate me with that shooter.

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