Definition of rifleman
noun (plural riflemen)
1a soldier armed with a rifle, especially a private in a rifle regiment. a person skilled at using a rifle. 2a very small, short-tailed, greenish-yellow songbird that feeds on insects on tree bark, native to New Zealand.
[perhaps so named from a comparison between its plumage and an early military uniform]
- Acanthisitta chloris, family Xenicidae