Definition of markswoman in US English:



  • A woman skilled in shooting, especially with a pistol or rifle.

    • ‘Annie Oakley, a survivor of battery, whipping, torture, starving, freezing, and repeated, brutal rape at the hands of a foster father, became internationally famous for her skill as a markswoman.’
    • ‘The desire to have such equipment in Orkney was prompted by the success of the visually impaired markswoman.’
    • ‘Her silver medal in three-position rifle at the 1976 Olympic Games made her the first markswoman in history to win an Olympic medal.’
    • ‘My favorite video shows a competitive markswoman whose response to the e-mail was to shoot it up.’
    • ‘Moments earlier, Cashel's ace markswoman had pointed an equaliser and it seemed a replay beckoned.’
    marksman, shooter, rifleman
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