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shooter (n.)

Old English sceotere "one who shoots," agent noun from shoot (v.). As a type of gun from 1812; as a small alcoholic drink, 1971. Shootee is attested from 1837.

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Definitions of shooter from WordNet

shooter (n.)
a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles;
Synonyms: taw
shooter (n.)
a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot);
a poor shooter
Synonyms: shot
shooter (n.)
a gambler who throws dice in the game of craps;
Synonyms: crap-shooter
shooter (n.)
(sports) a player who drives or kicks a ball at the goal (or a basketball player who shoots at the basket);
shooter (n.)
a professional killer who uses a gun;
Synonyms: gunman / gunslinger / hired gun / gun / gun for hire / triggerman / hit man / hitman / torpedo
From wordnet.princeton.edu