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ˈsnaɪ pərsniper

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. snipernoun

    a marksman who shoots at people from a concealed place


  1. snipernoun

    A person who carries the professional title of sniper

  2. snipernoun

    A person using long-range small arms for precise attacks from a concealed position.

  3. snipernoun

    Any attacker using a non-contact weapon against a specific target from a concealed position.


  1. Sniper

    A sniper is a highly trained marksman who operates alone, in a pair, or with a sniper team to maintain close visual contact with the enemy and engage targets from concealed positions or distances exceeding the detection capabilities of enemy personnel. These sniper teams operate independently, with little combat asset support from their parent units. Snipers typically have highly selective and specialized training and use high-precision/special application rifles and optics, and often have sophisticated communication assets to feed valuable combat information back to their units. In addition to marksmanship, military snipers are trained in camouflage, field craft, infiltration, special reconnaissance and observation, surveillance and target acquisition. Snipers are especially effective when deployed within the terrain of urban warfare, or jungle warfare.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sniper in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sniper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of sniper in a Sentence

  1. Louis Bravo:

    Being a sniper is in fact different than just being infantry, it's an added stressor as everyone expects more from you. Or that every sniper should be able to perform at Hollywood level because they saw Mark Wahlberg in 'Shooter.'.

  2. Tim Gray:

    The mark of a good piece of art is when people can have different interpretations, so I think it's entirely possible that people on the right and the left will both vote for it. The popularity of 'American Sniper' is an indication that a lot of people like it, and that includes red states, blue states and Oscar voters. If anything, I think people in Hollywood are encouraged -- after the box office dropped in 2014 -- that a January movie can make this money.

  3. Neil Patrick Harris:

    To put that into perspective, everybody on this side of the aisle is the seven other nominees, and 'American Sniper' is Oprah.

  4. Kathy McCollum:

    My son was a genius child, an IQ of 156. He could have done anything he wanted to do in the military and he chose to be a Marine sniper – but I never thought in a million years he would die for nothing.

  5. Jerome Dunn:

    This live-fire demonstration from a standard rifle showed that EXACTO is able to hit moving and evading targets with extreme accuracy at sniper ranges unachievable with traditional rounds. Fitting EXACTO's guidance capabilities into a small .50-caliber size is a major breakthrough and opens the door to what could be possible in future guided projectiles across all calibers.

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