Sapper meaning

săpər
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A military engineer who specializes in sapping and other field fortification activities.
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A military engineer who lays, detects, and disarms mines.
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A soldier employed in setting or disarming mines.
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A soldier employed in digging saps.
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A person or thing that saps (in various senses)
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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.
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(UK, colloquial) An officer or private of the Royal Engineers.
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Origin of sapper

  • From sap

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • sap +"Ž -er

    From Wiktionary