Definition of 'sniper'
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In another incident he sent a scout to catch an enemy sniper. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Victims of the shelling were buried after dark in case mourners were targeted by snipers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Others have been killed by sniper fire or mines while trying to escape or to collect firewood. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Rebel activists said that troops flooded on to the streets and snipers took up positions on roofs. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Enemy snipers were just waiting to aim at the glow of a cigarette end. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The curtains are kept closed to avoid sniper fire. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He was learning how to kill the snipers before the time came for them to surrender. THE HUNTING OF MAN (2004)Once you are targeted by a sniper your chances of survival are slim. THE HUNTING OF MAN (2004)His skills saved his life when the sniper opened fire. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That has cut off the main body of the regime army from sniper squads who are still in the centre. Times, Sunday Times (2011)For one thing no one is certain what the German sniper was called. THE HUNTING OF MAN (2004)Hence, almost as prized as an enemy officer was an enemy sniper. THE HUNTING OF MAN (2004) German snipers tried as best they could to keep the Americans pinned down within this generous killing ground. THE HUNTING OF MAN (2004)They joined forces with other rebels, who stormed the upper floors and put snipers in position to defend them. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The German snipers were expecting them. THE HUNTING OF MAN (2004)Peg could have been blown up by an improvised explosive device, shot by snipers or killed in a contact but she survived. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'sniper'
British English: sniper NOUN
A sniper is someone who shoots at people from a hidden position.
...a sniper attack.
Definition of sniper from the Collins English Dictionary
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