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Synonyms for shooter

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  1. taw, shooter(noun)

    a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles

    gun, triggerman, shot, hitman, gunman, hit man, taw, gunslinger, torpedo, crap-shooter, gun for hire, hired gun

  2. shot, shooter(noun)

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

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

    gunman, crap-shooter, shaft, gunslinger, pellet, hired gun, dig, guessing, snap, taw, torpedo, guesswork, blastoff, gun, barb, stab, slam, scene, crack, snapshot, shooting, gibe, guess, gun for hire, hit man, stroke, triggerman, jibe, injection, dead reckoning, hitman, shot

  3. shooter, crap-shooter(noun)

    a gambler who throws dice in the game of craps

    gun, triggerman, shot, hitman, gunman, hit man, taw, gunslinger, torpedo, crap-shooter, gun for hire, hired gun

  4. shooter(noun)

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

    gun, triggerman, shot, hitman, gunman, hit man, taw, gunslinger, torpedo, crap-shooter, gun for hire, hired gun

  5. gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, gun, gun for hire, triggerman, hit man, hitman, torpedo, shooter(noun)

    a professional killer who uses a gun

    ordnance, gunman, crap-shooter, gunslinger, hired gun, heavy weapon, grease-gun, throttle, gas pedal, torpedo, accelerator pedal, taw, sub, gun, hero, grinder, numbfish, crampfish, submarine sandwich, shot, gas, submarine, zep, artillery, gun for hire, hitman, hit man, bomber, electric ray, hoagy, triggerman, wedge, accelerator, hero sandwich, hoagie, poor boy


  1. shooter(noun)

    Someone who shoots something; a gunner, archer etc.


  2. shooter(noun)

    A firearm.


  3. shooter(noun)


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  1. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona:

    I'm so sad to learn that Bill Badger has passed away. Bill was not only a great man and a proud Army veteran, he was a hero, on Jan. 8, 2011, Bill was wounded in the head by a bullet from the gun of my would-be assassin. Not even pausing to realize he had been injured, Bill ran towards the shooter and towards danger so that he could help subdue him until the authorities arrived. I believe that Bill helped save lives that morning. And I will always be grateful to him for his selfless, brave actions. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with Bill's loved ones as they mourn the loss of a great man.

  2. Alan Gottlieb:

    That has helped play into it, and there’s no doubt the active shooter scenario has, too, you’re seeing people say, ‘ How do you respond ? ’.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    We are thankful for the law enforcement officers who heroically risked their lives and acted swiftly to stop the shooter and save others. Their courage helped prevent even more senseless deaths, and we honor their tireless commitment to protecting us all, we Texans are standing together tonight united against all forms of hatred and violence.

  4. Alyssa Milano:

    I was one of 17 people who died in that school on that day. In six minutes, the shooter used an AR-15 to kill 14 students and three staff members, these weapons have no place in the hands of private citizens. These weapons should be banned. Brett Kavanaugh does not agree.

  5. Craig Fair:

    We continue to try to understand who the shooter is, what motivated him and whether he was aligned with any particular ideology.

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