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sapper

Pronunciation: /ˈsæpər; ˈsæpə(r)/

Translation of sapper in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Military/Militar] zapador, (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • This is extremely significant when you consider the reduction of the number of sappers in combat engineer companies.
    • Without tackling these issues, we will not see the necessary synergy between several seemingly disparate Army cultures: the sapper, the topographic engineer, and the MP.
    • A handful - their numbers are not known - served as bomb disposal sappers, working to disarm the weapons of destruction, not to inflict them on the innocent.
    Example sentences
    • In Britain private soldiers in the Royal Engineers are styled sappers, and the term is applied generally to any military engineer - what would in America be termed a combat engineer.
    • But for those young sappers - as soldiers of the Royal Engineers are known - there was one big difference.
    • Chris, 21, said he was happy to be back in his home town after a long stint in Iraq as a sapper with his Germany-based Royal Engineers unit.
    1.2
    ( also Sapper)
    (in Brit army)[ soldado del cuerpo de ingenieros ]

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