rifleman

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rifle +‎ -man

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rifleman (plural riflemen)

  1. 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.
    • 2020 May 6, Paul Stephen, “Britain's bravest thinks big”, in Rail, page 62:
      Anil Gurung joined the Army in 2006 as a rifleman with the 2nd Royal Gurkha Regiment.
  2. 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.
  3. A small wrenlike insectivorous passerine bird endemic to New Zealand, Acanthisitta chloris, the titipounamu.

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