sapper

noun sap·per \ ˈsa-pər \
Updated on: 22 Mar 2018

Definition of sapper

1 : a military specialist in field fortification work (such as sapping)
2 : a military demolitions specialist

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  • : a member of a military unit that builds structures to defend and protect a position


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