sniper


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snip·er

 (snī′pər)
n.
1. A skilled military shooter detailed to spot and pick off enemy soldiers from a concealed place.
2. One who shoots at other people from a concealed place.

sniper

(ˈsnaɪpə)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a rifleman who fires from a concealed place, esp a military marksman who fires from cover usually at long ranges at individual enemy soldiers

snip•er

(ˈsnaɪ pər)
n.
a person who shoots at individuals from a concealed or distant position.
[1820–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sniper - a marksman who shoots at people from a concealed placesniper - a marksman who shoots at people from a concealed place
crack shot, marksman, sharpshooter - someone skilled in shooting
Translations
قَنّاص
střelec ze zálohy
snigskytte
tarkka-ampuja
snajperist
orvlövész
leyniskytta
strelec zo zálohy
keskin nişancıpusudan ateş eden kişi
bắn tỉa

sniper

[ˈsnaɪpəʳ] Nfrancotirador(a) m/f

sniper

[ˈsnaɪpər] n (= marksman) → tireur m embusqué

sniper

nHeckenschütze m/-schützin f; sniper-fireHeckenschützenfeuer nt

sniper

[ˈsnaɪpəʳ] nfranco tiratore m, cecchino

snipe

(snaip) : snipe at
to shoot at (someone) from a hidden position. The rebels were sniping at the government troops.
ˈsniper noun
The soldier was shot by a sniper.
References in classic literature ?
Immediately his attention was centered upon the spot where he knew a sniper must be hid.
There was a moment of futile struggling followed by the sudden realization of dissolution--the sniper was dead.
By this time the Germans were aware that something was amiss--that an uncanny sniper had discovered a point of vantage from which this sector of the trenches was plainly visible to him.
It did not take them long to locate the position of the hidden sniper and then Tarzan saw a machine gun being trained upon him.
Every now and then through the stillness came the sharp crack of a rifle from the snipers lying hidden in the little stretches of woodland and marshland away on the right.
Sniper ATP-SE has superior sensors, a two-way datalink and algorithms that boost air-to-ground, air-to-air and maritime targeting capability.
As a unique configuration of Sniper ATP, Sniper ATP-SE provides strike fighter and bomber aircraft with advanced modes for non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; improved combat identification; and two-way data link communication.
A statement for the Ministry of Interior quoted the commander of the special forces regiment of the federal police, Sabah al-Jubouri as saying, "A sniper from the federal police managed to kill four snipers from Daash in the vicinity of Albu Juari area, north of Tikrit," explaining that" the sniper of the Federal Police, is of skilled Iraqi snipers who had specialized to monitor and hunt Daash's Snipers".
That means the MIC and MID sniper rifles of Korea and Vietnam, the various sniper variants of the M14 like the M21 and M25, and the M24 bolt-action.
TO th oS WIN SB TO celebrate the release of American Sniper on Blu-ray, DVD and Limited Edition Steelbook on June 1, we're giving 10 lucky winners the chance to win a copy of the film on Blu-ray.
American Sniper has already collected six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for Bradley Cooper, as well as Eastwood's fourth nomination from the Directors Guild of America, and Jason Hall being named among the BAFTA and Writers Guild of America nominees for the film's screenplay.