Synonyms for sniper

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At the outset a German officer was said to have been struck by a sniper's bullet.

Then a German sniper with his gun climbed up on the platform.

He crept out to the ruins by the well, fished out the packet, and a sniper got him.

It is the sniper of naval warfare, but cannot give (p. 046) battle.

The Italian won the privilege of entering the crucifix to capture the sniper.

When I say a sniper I do not mean a sharpshooter who fires into our lines from the German lines.

There was a German sniper in the same patch so they began to stalk each other.

The German sniper is really a lineal descendant of the impenitent thief.

He was later to fall in the front line trenches the victim of a German sniper.

He told me it would never do to let the German sniper think he had scored a hit.

WORD ORIGIN

"sharpshooter; one who shoots from a hidden place," 1824, agent noun from snipe (v.). The birds were considered a challenging target for an expert shooter:

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