- sapphic ode,
Origin of sapper
Examples from the Web for sapper
Sapper, sap′ėr, n. a soldier employed in the building of fortifications, &c.
Then what was her business with those spies, the Sapper and Nonet?The Exploits of Juve|Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
But while he pauses in doubt, a Sikh sapper calmly springs outside and commences to throw down the pile before his own gun.The Disputed V.C.|Frederick P. Gibbon
As the engineers played such a gallant part in the battle, our first story must be the experiences of a sapper.The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 2 (of 10)|James Edward Parrott
A sapper who reached the trench set out alone to bomb his way along it.The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 4 (of 10)|James Edward Parrott
1620s, in a military context, "soldier employed in building fortifications," agent noun from sap (v.1).