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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.]
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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
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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]
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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
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Translations

sapper

[ˈsæpəʳ] N (Brit) (Mil) → zapador m
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sapper

[ˈsæpər] n (= soldier) → soldat m du génie
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sapper

n (Mil) → Pionier m
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sapper

[ˈsæpəʳ] n
a. (Mil) → geniere m
b. the Sappers (Brit) → il Genio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
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.
His weight is against his being a sapper. He is in the artillery."
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 Royal Engineers Association said: "Sapper Oswald Brown's humour and banter won't be forgotten.
He said: "Sapper Moralee didn't die in combat, he died as a result of an avoidable industrial accident."
He is a senior-rated jumpmaster and a graduate of the Sapper Leader Course, the U.S.
The merged firm will be called Katz, Sapper and Miller and will be located at the current Krouse, Kern and Co.