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Definition of shooter noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(especially in compounds) a person or weapon that shoots see also peashooter, sharpshooter, six-shooter, straight shooter, troubleshooter
  2. 2(informal) a gun “You got a shooter?” he asked.
  3. 3(used especially in news reports) a person who uses a gun to kill people Five students died and then the shooter killed himself. There was a second shooter involved in the assassination. two high school shooters serving life sentences
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: shooter