Definition of Sleeper cell

1. Noun. A cell of sleepers. "An al-Qaeda sleeper cell may have used Arizona as its base"

Generic synonyms: Cadre, Cell



Definition of Sleeper cell

1. Noun. A group of people (sleepers) who remain dormant in a community until activated, by a prearranged signal, to perform acts of espionage, sabotage, or terrorism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sleeper Cell

sleep terror
sleep terror disorder
sleep tight
sleep under the same bridge
sleep with the fishes
sleepable
sleepaway
sleepbound
sleepdriving
sleepdrunk
sleepe
sleeper
sleeper berth
sleeper cell (current term)
sleeper cells
sleeper goby
sleeper nest
sleepers
sleepery
sleepest
sleepeth
sleepful
sleepfulness
sleepier
sleepiest
sleepily
sleepiness
sleepinesses

Literary usage of Sleeper cell

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1. The Christian Examiner (1845)
"But spring returned ; its mild, warm breath Was felt within the sleeper's cell; And waking from its trance of death, I saw it crawl from out its shell. ..."

2. Poems by Jones Very, William Page Andrews (1883)
"Bat Summer came, its fervid breath Was felt within the sleeper's cell; And waking from his sleep of death, I saw him crawl from out his shell. ..."

3. The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany by Alvan Lamson, Ezra Stiles Gannett, George Putnam, George Edward Ellis (1845)
"But spring returned ; its mild, warm breath Was felt within the sleeper's cell; And waking from its trance of death, I saw it crawl from out its shell. ..."

4. Wake Up! the Lord Is Returning by Alf Droy (2001)
"Bush that, owing to infiltration, a cell of Al Qaida terrorists had been activated (or alternatively one might substitute a sleeper cell of Iraqi Republican ..."

5. Working for Living: Slavery Masquerading as Freedom and Democracy by Walter Prytulak (2005)
"Everyone is either a suspect, a member of a sleeper cell or one with a potential to wanting to become a terrorist in the future. ..."

6. Wake Up the Lord Is Returning by Alf Droy (2002)
"Others have surmised that the mayhem resulted through a sleeper cell of Al Qaida demonstrating its primary ..."

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