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skirmisher Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun someone who skirmishes (e.g., as a member of a scouting party)
WordNet

Skir"mish*er noun
Definitions
  1. One who skirmishes. Specifically: pl. (Mil.) Soldiers deployed in loose order, to cover the front or flanks of an advancing army or a marching column.

Webster 1913