中世纪英国人生活其实很苦，没啥肉可吃，但是森林多，所以时不时捕鸟解解馋。但是snipe [snaɪp] n.鹬鸟，感觉异常灵敏，所以很不好捉到，即使步枪发明后，枪手也需要隐蔽的很好才可能不被发现，所以sniper狙击手（猎捕snipe之人），多单独活动，用树枝和山石等来隐蔽。
- sniper (n.)
- "sharpshooter; one who shoots from a hidden place," 1824, agent noun from snipe (v.). The birds were considered a challenging target for an expert shooter:
Snipe Shooting is a good trial of the gunner's skill, who often engages in this diversion, without the assistance of a dog of any kind; a steady pointer, however, is a good companion. ["Sportsman's Calendar," London, December 1818]
- 1. People are afraid to venture out for fear of sniper attacks.
- 2. Our sniper teams observed them manning an anti-aircraft gun.
- 3. A Navy medic was wounded by sniper fire.
- 4. A sniper's bullet tore up a wall two inches above his head.
- 5. A sniper behind the bushes picked off three of our men.
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