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Hi you guys! What do you call the person who uses binoculars to help a sniper locate a criminal so that the sniper can shoot or kill?
Your answers will be greatly appreciated.
I'd call such a person a spotter.
I agree with Erik.
For comparison the similar role for artillery is an observer.
I'm puzzled therefore I think.
Erik and tony h : Thank you two very very much for the terms. I really appreciate it.