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saboteur Syllabification: sab·o·teur
Pronunciation: /ˌsabəˈtər/

Definition of saboteur in English:

noun

A person who engages in sabotage.
Example sentences
  • In the current conditions, it is imperative for political parties and the people to take the initiative in order to foil the schemes of terrorists and saboteurs.
  • But with about 4,350 miles of pipelines crisscrossing the country, officials concede there are many places for saboteurs to strike.
  • Closer to the capital, saboteurs began felling towers with explosives; one attack plunged the city into a three-day blackout.

Origin

1920s: from French, from the verb saboter (see sabotage).

Words that rhyme with saboteur

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