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snipernoun [C]

 us   /ˈsnɑɪ·pər/
someone who, while ​hidden, ​tries to ​shoot a ​person with a ​gun
(Definition of sniper from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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snipernoun [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 ​fatallyinjured by a sniper. Sniper ​fire has ​claimedcountlesslives these past few ​weeks.

sniper noun [C] (BUYER)

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