1. (US drugs, also needle shooter) a heroin or other narcotics addict; occas. attrib.
|Argot: Dict. of Und. Sl. 34: needle shooter–a hypodermic addict.|
|We are the People Our Parents Warned Us Against 65: A mean, crazy-eyed New York scag-shooter.|
|Drug Crisis in Spears (1986).|
|Snowblind (1978) 237: It was the methedrine shooters who were dying all over the Haight in San Francisco [...] in the late 1960s.|
|Close Pursuit (1988) 269: Muro had been sharing a needle with a shooter on Avenue D.|
|Homeboy 15: Temples scooped deep as shooter spoons.|
|Corner (1998) 7: Rail-thin coke freaks and abscessed shooters press dirty singles and fives into waiting hands.|
|Hell to Pay 233: His mother was welfare dependent and a shooter of heroin and cocaine.|
|Happy Mutant Baby Pills 205: There were public shooters and there were privates.|
2. a hypodermic syringe.
|Permanent Midnight 230: You had to break a glass ampoule [...] suck it into the shooter, and jam it into your bunched-up tummy.|
3. one injects a third party with narcotics.
|Bad Sex on Speed 29: He’s shooting up Penny [...] ‘It’s important,’ she said, while the shooter dabbed her off.|