A cuckoo is a military slang term for a sniper, disguised in a sprawling tree. This word has been particularly applied to the Finnish Winter War snipers and the World War II German snipers, who took pot-shots from hidden vantage points.
In popular culture[edit | edit source]
The 2002 Russian film The Cuckoo tells a story of Finnish cuckoo sniper.
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