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.
"There was no sniper, no shots fired, and no gunshot injury sustained to his shoulder," Wegener (https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/la-sheriff-s-deputy-who-claimed-he-was-shot-sniper-n1046141) said .
According to the terms of this stage, two participants are selected from each team participating in the contest and mixed sniper pairs are created.
Othman also said investigators have not found any bullets the sniper may have fired.
The bullet, presumably from the sniper rifle, was fired from the house and went through the vital organs of the soldier," the National Security Committee said.
Most armies expected a sniper to fire a shot from a good hide, then move.
He noted that even though the substance was being used by people to commit suicide and used as a preservative on foods which was toxic and very unhealthy, a sniper was an insecticide for other useful purposes.