Definition of sniper in English:



  • A person who shoots from a hiding place, especially accurately and at long range.

    ‘he was killed by a sniper's bullet in the Great War’
    • ‘If his squad is seen, the snipers will shoot them before they can set up for infiltration.’
    • ‘When all was ready, the long-range snipers, including me and my men, began firing.’
    • ‘When negotiations fail, that's when the deadly cool of the police sniper must put an end to the terror.’
    • ‘He must cope alone when a mysterious sniper begins shooting the big cats in his family's private preserve.’
    • ‘It's the exciting true story of a Marine sniper in the Vietnam War.’