Definition of skirmisher in US English:

skirmisher

noun

  • See skirmish

    • ‘In an earlier time, they would have been called skirmishers.’
    • ‘I knew I couldn't sleep, but I still had to keep my eyes open to watch for skirmishers, or raiders sneaking up on us in the night.’
    • ‘In several little fields were knots of skirmishers.’
    • ‘Quickly following Miller in the charge came the infantrymen and Winters's dismounted cavalry moving as skirmishers.’
    • ‘At this sign of the possible proximity of Indians, skirmishers deployed, and the advance resumed.’

Pronunciation

skirmisher

/ˈskərmiSHər//ˈskərmɪʃər/