Shooter

usgb/ˈʃuːtər/Volume
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Crime ContextPlay
Shooter often implies illegal activity when used in news reports or crime-related discussions. SlideThe shooter fled the scene after the incident.
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Neutral TermPlay
Can describe anyone using a gun, without indicating skill level or intentions. SlideDuring the training, each shooter practiced at the firing range.
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Used to refer to someone who shoots as a professional occupation or role. SlideThe army's recruitment program is looking for skilled shooters.