Pronunciation: (shärp'shOO"tur), [key]
1. a person skilled in shooting, esp. with a rifle.
2. Mil.
a. a rating below expert and above marksman, assigned to one who has qualified with a specific score in rifle marksmanship.
b. a person who has achieved such a rating.
3. an athlete noted for having accurate aim in a sport, as basketball, hockey, archery, golf, etc.
4. Slang.a person who engages in short-term business dealings with the purpose of making a large, quick profit without regard to scruple.
5. a spade that has a very narrow blade, used as a garden or nursery tool.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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