Snipe

Definition of Snipe

n.1.(Zool.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline game birds of the family Scolopacidæ, having a long, slender, nearly straight beak.
2.A fool; a blockhead.
Half snipe
the dunlin; the jacksnipe.
Jack snipe
See Jacksnipe.
Quail snipe
See under Quail.
Robin snipe
the knot.
Sea snipe
See in the Vocabulary.
Shore snipe
any sandpiper.
Snipe hawk
the marsh harrier.
Stone snipe
the tattler.
Summer snipe
the dunlin; the green and the common European sandpipers.
Winter snipe
See Rock snipe, under Rock.
Woodcock snipe
the great snipe.
v. i.1.To shoot or hunt snipe.
[imp. & p. p. Sniped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sniping .]
2.To shoot at detached men of an enemy's forces at long range, esp. when not in action; - often with at.
snipe at
to aim petty or snide criticisms at (a person) in his absence.
v. t.1.To shoot at (detached men of an enemy's force) at long range, esp. when not in action.
2.To nose (a log) to make it drag or slip easily in skidding.

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