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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sniper a marksman who shoots at people from a concealed place
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The US Army has a 50 caliber sniper rifle that can shoot through the engine block of a car.
    • n sniper One who shoots snipe.
    • n sniper An irregular fighter; a sharp-shooter. See snipe, intransitive verb, 2.
    • n sniper A prospector.
    • n sniper One who noses logs before they are skidded. See nose, 5.
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In literature:

If we can only hold on to Kaiajik Aghala, then the road between Anzac and Suvla will be freed from the sniper's bullet.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
A lot of 4.2's were coming over at the time, and there were snipers about.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
Twice more did the German snipers creep back into it, and twice more they were ejected.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915" by Various
On way to headquarters a few stray shots were fired by snipers, but no harm done.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
We were then escorted under heavy guard out over the fields in the rear, past the nearby farmhouse, which was simply filled with snipers.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
By sickness and snipers' bullets we lost thirty men a day.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
There was no lack of volunteers to examine the sniper's lair.
"Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force" by Percy F. Westerman
Someone spotted a sniper post, coolly stretched himself out on the ground, muttered: "Three hundred yards," and squinted along the sights.
"Norman Ten Hundred" by A. Stanley Blicq
For an instant he believed himself to have penetrated an enemy sap, but now he knew that somewhere close in front lurked a German sniper!
"With Haig on the Somme" by D. H. Parry
As we did so, the merry snipers started a desultory fire, which gradually became more rapid.
"A Yeoman's Letters" by P. T. Ross
He crept out to the ruins by the well, fished out the packet, and a sniper got him.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
There a sniper volunteered as guide to the trenches.
"The Fight for the Argonne" by William Benjamin West
They said they had put several German snipers out of business.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
It is the sniper of naval warfare, but cannot give battle.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
Immediately the Boche snipers spotted them and bullets began to whistle over their heads.
"Life in a Tank" by Richard Haigh
No, it's some German sniper, and he's out there in the woods, I believe.
"Ned, Bob and Jerry on the Firing Line" by Clarence Young
Had any friends been shot by white snipers during the siege of Saukenuk?
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
At the outset a German officer was said to have been struck by a sniper's bullet.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
These snipers, you know, they get on your nerves.
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
Snipers seemed to be in every tree.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins

In poetry:

Sometimes a sniper's bullet whirs
Or twangs the whining wire,
Sometimes a soldier sighs and stirs
As in hell's frying fire.
"Battle" by Robert Nichols

In news:

Ten years after snipers John Allen Muhammed and Lee Boyd Malvo terrorized the region, those who were directly affected are still haunted by their memories.
Lewis-Rivera was shot to death by the DC snipers, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, in October 2002 at a gas station in Kensington, Md.
The Command Arms Accessories' Sniper Stock is the result of more than two years of research and development.
DC Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, now 27 Speaks Out 10 yrs later.
Que Audio Q Sniper PRO Microphone Kit Review.
Whether a serious enthusiast or pro-on-the-go, the Que Audio Q Sniper PRO Kit is a great solution to your small camera audio problems.
Police has arrested two possible suspects in connection to the sniper shooting of a 37-year-old man outside a Ponderosa restaurant in Ashland, Va.
The Instinct is a two-man ladder stand from Sniper Treestands.
"One shot, one kill" is the creed of military snipers .
Army teams from Fort Benning, Ga. Won first place during the 2012 US Army International Sniper Competition and Symposium Nov 2-7.
Sniper 's Execution Met With Bitterness.
Domestic Violence Started Sniper 's Rampage, Ex Says.
911 Tapes Reveal Fear, Confusion During Sniper Attack.
Chief Moose Shares Memories Of Sniper Attacks.
Did you know that Super Bowl security includes snipers .

In science:

In the case of Figs. 3(e), the transition near β = 0.435 occurs by a SNIPER (saddle-node infinite-period on limit cycle) bifurcation without hysteresis, and coexistence of fixed points with the asymmetric limit cycle does not take place.
Diffusion-induced instability and chaos in random oscillator networks
Follow the laser beams to the Normandy room session or onto a front-page New York Times article about American snipers in Iraq:11 In an age of satellite-guided bombs dropped at featureless targets from 30,000 feet, Army snipers can see the expression on a man’s face when the bullet hits.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days