sapper

(redirected from Sappers)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

sap·per

 (săp′ər)
n.
1. A military engineer who specializes in sapping and other field fortification activities.
2. A military engineer who lays, detects, and disarms mines.

[From sap.]

sapper

(ˈsæpə)
n
1. (Military) a soldier who digs trenches
2. (Military) (in the British Army) a private of the Royal Engineers

Sapper

(ˈsæpə)
n
(Biography) real name Herman Cyril McNeile. 1888–1937, British novelist, author of the popular thriller Bull-dog Drummond (1920) and its sequels

sap•per

(ˈsæp ər)

n.
1. a soldier who digs saps and constructs field fortifications.
2. a soldier who specializes in the disposal of bombs, mines, etc.
[1620–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sapper - a military engineer who lays or detects and disarms minessapper - a military engineer who lays or detects and disarms mines
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
army engineer, military engineer - a member of the military who is trained in engineering and construction work
2.sapper - a military engineer who does sapping (digging trenches or undermining fortifications)
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
army engineer, military engineer - a member of the military who is trained in engineering and construction work
Translations

sapper

[ˈsæpəʳ] N (Brit) (Mil) → zapador m

sapper

[ˈsæpər] n (= soldier) → soldat m du génie

sapper

n (Mil) → Pionier m

sapper

[ˈsæpəʳ] n
a. (Mil) → geniere m
b. the Sappers (Brit) → il Genio
References in classic literature ?
There is always a breeze in the "camp," as it is called; and here it lies, just as the Romans left it, except that cairn on the east side, left by her Majesty's corps of sappers and miners the other day, when they and the engineer officer had finished their sojourn there, and their surveys for the ordnance map of Berkshire.
The very sappers and miners who knew how to read became great nobles in the same way.
The ordinary sapper is a great deal better educated than the common soldier, and they discussed the peculiar conditions of the possible fight with some acuteness.
A sapper told me it was done by a man in a ditch with a flag on a long pole.
The serpent was on the watch, the train was laid, the mine was preparing, the sapper and miner was at work.
Sappers Wilson and Hanly, who have served together with the TA for nearly five years, had double reason to celebrate because the pair married soon after returning from the war-torn country.
The bodies of Sappers Mark Quinsey, 23, and 21-year-old Patrick Azimkar were flown back to England following a memorial service in Massereene Barracks, Co Antrim.
Moving more than 50 miles on foot, the sappers were on nearly continuous operations, with little "down time" between events that ran the gamut of physical and mental challenges.
Blackburn during each phase of BOLC, platoon leader time is when a young officer is meant to benefit from the mentorship of NCOs and become proficient in engineer skills that he or she will grow to expect of all sappers.
From 6 through 8 May, the best sappers from across the Regiment converged at Fort Leonard Wood for the 4th Annual Best Sapper Competition.
I encourage all commanders and sergeants major to plan ahead and come to Fort Leonard Wood to show your support to our Sappers.
There are three versions of the Sapper Pac--one for sappers, another for squad leaders and platoon sergeants, and a third for platoon leaders.