Snipe Snipe, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sniped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sniping}.] 1. To shoot or hunt snipe. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. To shoot at detached men of an enemy's forces at long range, esp. when not in action; -- often with at. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{snipe at}, to aim petty or snide criticisms at (a person) in his absence. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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