Definition of shooter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʃuːtə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃuːtər//
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  1. 1(especially in compounds) a person or weapon that shoots see also pea-shooter, sharpshooter, six-shooter, troubleshooter
  2. 2(informal) a gun ‘You got a shooter?’ he asked.
  3. 3(North American English) (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
  4. 4= shooter game
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shooter