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sniper

noun [C] uk   /ˈsnaɪ.pər/  us   /-pɚ/

sniper noun [C] (SHOOT)

someone who shoots at people from a place where they cannot be seen: He was shot and fatally injured by a sniper. Sniper fire has claimed countless lives these past few weeks.

sniper noun [C] (BUYER)

someone who waits until nearly the end of an auction (= public competition to buy goods) on a website before saying how much money they will offer, in order to be more successful than other people trying to buy the same thing
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