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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English schoter, schuter, schotter, scheter, schetare, scheotere, from Old English sċēotere (shooter), equivalent to shoot +‎ -er. Compare Dutch schieter, schutter (shooter), German Schießer (shooter), Swedish skjutare.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃuːtə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːtə(ɹ)

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shooter (plural shooters)

  1. Someone who shoots something; a gunner, archer etc.
  2. (slang) A firearm.
  3. A video game in which shooting enemies (or targets) is the main objective.
  4. (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.
    • 2011, Jamie MacLennan, ZhaoHui Tang, Bogdan Crivat, Data Mining with Microsoft SQL Server 2008
      You separate the marbles by color until you have four groups, but then you notice that some of the marbles are regulars, some are shooters, and some are peewees.
  6. An alcoholic beverage typically served in a shot glass.
  7. A shooting star.

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EtymologyEdit

From English "to shoot" with suffix -er (first group verb).

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shooter

  1. (sports) to shoot the ball forward in an attempt to place it in the opponent's goal
  2. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to shoot up, inject oneself with drugs

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shooter m (plural shooters or shooter)

  1. shooter (game)