countersniper

noun
coun·​ter·​snip·​er | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈsnī-pər How to pronounce countersniper (audio) \
variants: or counter-sniper
plural countersnipers or counter-snipers

Definition of countersniper

: a sniper employed to target and attack enemy snipers He had been a countersniper for the security details assigned to protect Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan and Paul Bremer, the former American proconsul, in Iraq.— Tom Junod

First Known Use of countersniper

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of countersniper was in 1942

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“Countersniper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countersniper. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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