The word Sniper

Here´s one for all curious people out there….

Sniper: A skilled military shooter detailed to spot and pick off enemy soldiers from a concealed place.

USMC Sniper with his Spotter

Snipe: Any of various long-billed shore birds of the genus Gallinago or Capella.

A sniper was original someone who hunted snipe. A snipe isn’t a particularly meaty bird, or a good-tasting one at that. It’s uniqueness is in that of it’s ability to escape hunters. It’s considered one of the hardest small-prey to hit. So called “snipers” originally hunted the bird for practice, for bigger game. Eventually, many a hunter targetted the bird for honor and bragging rights, and this lead to sniping tournaments.

Common Snipe

The definition of “Sniper” has changed a lot since then, but still based on the same idea of stalking and scouting, while the acheiving your ultimate goal of taking out your target (mostly from a concealed location, long range).

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~ por Luis Daniel en octubre 29, 2007.

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