Willet Wil"let, n. (Zo["o]l.) A large North American snipe ({Symphemia semipalmata}); -- called also {pill-willet}, {will-willet}, {semipalmated tattler}, or {snipe}, {duck snipe}, and {stone curlew}. [1913 Webster]

{Carolina willet}, the Hudsonian godwit. [1913 Webster]

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  • snipe — [snīp] n. [ME snype < ON snipa (akin to Ger schnepfe) < Gmc * sneb , beak < base seen in SNIP, SNAP ] 1. pl. snipes or snipe any of various shorebirds (family Scolopacidae) with a long, slender, flexible bill used in probing for food,… …   English World dictionary

  • Snipe — Snipe, v. t. 1. To shoot at (detached men of an enemy s force) at long range, esp. when not in action. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To nose (a log) to make it drag or slip easily in skidding. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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