Definition of Sapper

1. Noun. A military engineer who lays or detects and disarms mines.

Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Generic synonyms: Army Engineer, Military Engineer
Derivative terms: Sap



2. Noun. A military engineer who does sapping (digging trenches or undermining fortifications).
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Generic synonyms: Army Engineer, Military Engineer
Derivative terms: Sap

Definition of Sapper

1. n. One who saps; specifically (Mil.), one who is employed in working at saps, building and repairing fortifications, and the like.

Definition of Sapper

1. Noun. One who saps; specifically, one who is employed in working at saps, building and repairing fortifications, and the like. Often known as a ''combat engineer'' or ''military engineer''. ¹

2. Noun. (British colloquial) an officer or private of the Royal Engineers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sapper

1. a military engineer [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sapper

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sapper (current term)
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Literary usage of Sapper

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1. History of the Corps of Royal Engineers. by Whitworth Porter (1889)
"... Albany—Serjeant-Major Wilson placed over the Royal Laundry at Richmond—sapper Livingston made Inventory Clerk—sapper Faulkner Engine-Driver at Frogmore. ..."

2. Proceedings by International Congress of Americanists (1906)
"Dr. Karl sapper, Tübingen. Vorbemerkung. Gelegentlich der 1897 in Guatemala abgehaltenen internationalen Ausstellung trafen von unerwarteter Seite manche ..."

3. Chambers' Edinburgh Journal by Robert Chambers, William Chambers (1851)
"sapper offered it for L.1000, and at length obtained a bidding of L.700, which, as he observed, would have left nothing for himself. ..."

4. History of the Corps of Royal Engineers. by Whitworth Porter (1889)
"... Albany—Serjeant-Major Wilson placed over the Royal Laundry at Richmond—sapper Livingston made Inventory Clerk—sapper Faulkner Engine-Driver at Frogmore. ..."

5. Proceedings by International Congress of Americanists (1906)
"Dr. Karl sapper, Tübingen. Vorbemerkung. Gelegentlich der 1897 in Guatemala abgehaltenen internationalen Ausstellung trafen von unerwarteter Seite manche ..."

6. Chambers' Edinburgh Journal by Robert Chambers, William Chambers (1851)
"sapper offered it for L.1000, and at length obtained a bidding of L.700, which, as he observed, would have left nothing for himself. ..."

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