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.
They observed L/Cpl Pritchard for over an hour before a sniper was called in and ordered to shoot to kill.
Often viewed with suspicion by their own side and dread by the enemy, the life of a sniper is a lonely one.
Stealth Cam's engineers designed two new models: The SNIPER PRO and SNIPER IR.
It compares to existing sniper detection systems that weigh up to 200 pounds.
In another segment, six men in black ski masks were shown shooting targets in formation, in what appeared to be a sniper training exercise in a grassy area surrounded by trees.
Thursday's incident at 5th Street East and Avenue Q occurred only about a block away from another sniper incident nine days earlier.
AN/PVS-10(V)1 night vision sniper scope: NSN 5855-01-410-8979, TM 11-5855-303-12&P