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Definition of Snipe

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hunt snipe; shoot from a distant or concealed position
long-billed wading bird of Eurasia and North America; shot fired from a distant or concealed position
Snipe Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Any one of numerous species of limicoline game birds of the family Scolopacidae, having a long, slender, nearly straight beak.
  
(n.)
A fool; a blockhead.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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snipe
\snipe\ (?), n. [oe. snipe; akin to d. snep, snip, lg. sneppe, snippe, g. schnepfe, icel. snīpa (in comp.), dan. sneppe, sw. sn?ppa a sanpiper, and possibly to e. snap. see snap, snaffle.]
1. (zo?l.) any one of numerous species of limicoline game birds of the family scolopacid?, having a long, slender, nearly straight beak.
note: the common, or whole, snipe (gallinago cœlestis) 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.]


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 red-breasted snipe 
 sand snipe 
 jack snipe 
 quail snipe 
 wood snipe 
 sea snipe 
 woodcock snipe 
 duck snipe 
 brown snipe 
 great snipe 
 summer snipe 
 cherry snipe 
 whistling snipe 
 half snipe 
 wilson`s snipe 
 prairie snipe 
 stone snipe 
 snipe hawk 
 whole snipe 
 solitary snipe 
 rock snipe 
 robin snipe 
 winter snipe 
 pool snipe 
 gutter snipe 
 squat snipe 
 shore snipe 
 grass snipe 
 meadow snipe 
 gray snipe 
 common snipe 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Giach = n. a snipe
Myniar = n. a snipe
Ysnid = n. a snout; a snipe
Shakespeare Words
a person not worth consideration, a pain in the...
Anagram
pines
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks
(hypernym) shorebird, shore bird, limicoline bird
(hyponym) whole snipe, common snipe, Gallinago gallinago
(member-holonym) wisp
2. a gunshot from a concealed location
(hypernym) gunfire, gunshot
(derivation) sharpshoot

Verb
1. hunt or shoot snipe
(hypernym) hunt, run, hunt down, track down
2. aim and shoot with great precision
(synonym) sharpshoot
(hypernym) shoot
3. attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
(synonym) attack, round, assail, lash out, assault
(hypernym) knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart
(hyponym) abuse, clapperclaw, blackguard, shout
Snipe Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Railroad-Related Terms
The title of a track laborer or Gandy dancer. One who builds or repairs railroad track.
Snipe Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
A long extension applied to the handle of a wrench in order to increase the leverage in removing a stubborn bolt or nut.
Snipe Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A snipe is any of about 25 wading bird species in three genera in the family Scolopacidae. They are characterized by a very long, slender bill and crypsis plumage. The Gallinago snipes have a nearly worldwide distribution, the Lymnocryptes Jack Snipe is restricted to Asia and Europe and the Coenocorypha snipes are found only in the Outlying Islands of New Zealand. The three species of painted snipe are not closely related to the typical snipes, and are placed in their own family, the Rostratulidae.

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Snipe Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Worldgolf
A ball that is hooked and drops quickly