Definition of sapper
1 : a military specialist in field fortification work (such as sapping)
2 : a military demolitions specialist
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Hollifield's father told the judge that Sapper should have faced more serious charges that could have resulted in a longer prison sentence.
Sapper’s extracurricular activities included Scholastic Equestrian League, Area VI Young Riders Program, U.S. Eventing Association eventing, freshman volleyball, and varsity tennis.
There is hardly a note of the tunneling efforts that allowed British sappers, working in secret and in darkness, to place tons of high explosive in deep chambers.
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Definition of sapper for English Language Learners
: a member of a military unit that builds structures to defend and protect a position
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