countersniper

noun coun·ter·snip·er \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈsnī-pər \
variants: or counter-sniper

Definition of countersniper

plural countersnipers or counter-snipers
: 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

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