Definitions for: Snipe

[n] Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks
[v] attack verbally, in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
[v] shoot from a concealed position
[v] hunt or shoot snipe
[v] hunt snipe

Webster (1913) Definition: Snipe, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sniped; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To shoot or hunt snipe.

2. To shoot at detached men of an enemy's forces at long
range, esp. when not in action; -- often with at.

Snipe, 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

Snipe, n. [OE. snipe; akin to D. snep, snip, LG. sneppe,
snippe, G. schnepfe, Icel. sn[=i]pa (in comp.), Dan. sneppe,
Sw. sn["a]ppa a sanpiper, and possibly to E. snap. See
Snap, Snaffle.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline game
birds of the family Scolopacid[ae], having a long,
slender, nearly straight beak.

Note: The common, or whole, snipe (Gallinago c[oe]lestis)
and the great, or double, snipe (G. major), are the
most important European species. The Wilson's snipe
(G. delicata) (sometimes erroneously called English
snipe) and the gray snipe, or dowitcher ({Macrohamphus
griseus}), are well-known American species.

2. A fool; a blockhead. [R.] --Shak.

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. [Prov. Eng.]

Stone snipe, the tattler.

Summer snipe, the dunlin; the green and the common European

Winter snipe. See Rock snipe, under Rock.

Woodcock snipe, the great snipe.

Synonyms: assail, assault, attack, lash out, round, sharpshoot

See Also: abuse, barrage, blackguard, blister, clapperclaw, claw, common snipe, criticise, criticize, dowitcher, fowl, Gallinago gallinago, Gallinago gallinago delicata, Gallinago media, great snipe, half snipe, hunt, hunt down, jacksnipe, limicoline bird, Limnocryptes minima, pick apart, rip, rubbish, run, shoot, shore bird, shorebird, shout, track down, vitriol, whang, whip, whole snipe, Wilson's snipe, wisp, woodcock snipe

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