marksman 1650s, from MARK (Cf. mark) (n.1) in Middle English sense of "target" + MAN (Cf. man); with genitive -s. Earlier form was markman (1570s).

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  • Marksman — Marks man, n.; pl. {Marksmen}. [Earlier markman; mark + man.] 1. One skillful to hit a mark with a missile; one who shoots well. especially with a pistol or rifle. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. (Law) One who makes his mark, instead of writing his name,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Marksman — Das englische Wort Marksman (Scharfschütze) bezeichnet ein britisches Flugabwehrsystem, siehe Marksman (Flugabwehr) eine britische Kriegsschiffsklasse, siehe Marksman Klasse einen US amerikanischen Actionfilm, siehe The Marksman – Zielgenau Di …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • marksman — [[t]mɑ͟ː(r)ksmən[/t]] marksmen 1) N COUNT A marksman is a person who can shoot very accurately. He was hit in the head and arm when police marksmen opened fire. 2) N COUNT In sports journalism, a marksman is a football player who scores a lot of… …   English dictionary

  • marksman — UK [ˈmɑː(r)ksmən] / US [ˈmɑrksmən] noun [countable] Word forms marksman : singular marksman plural marksmen UK [ˈmɑː(r)ksmən] / US [ˈmɑrksmən] someone who is skilful at shooting …   English dictionary

  • marksman — n. a serious college student who works hard to get good marks (grades). □ Sally is a marksman. She’s always studying. □ Bill kept saying that Todd was a geek and a marksman, until Todd flunked algebra …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • marksman — noun Marksman is used after these nouns: ↑police …   Collocations dictionary

  • marksman — n. a crack, skilled marksman see also markswoman …   Combinatory dictionary

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