Definition of sleeper cell in English:

sleeper cell

Line breaks: sleep¦er cell

noun

  • A group of secret agents that have remained inactive for a long period.
    More example sentences
    • Three Saudis and 7 Moroccans were accused of forming a sleeper cell and planning terrorist attacks against ships entering the Straits of Gibraltar.
    • Secretly entering the United States to join a terrorist sleeper cell, he moves in with his childhood friend Sayeed, a physician contentedly living with his family in Jersey City.
    • The plea agreements exposed as a fraud claims made by Attorney General John Ashcroft last October that the arrests in Portland had disrupted a ‘terrorist sleeper cell.’

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