Jack snipe
Snipe 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

2. A fool; a blockhead. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{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 sandpipers.

{Winter snipe}. See {Rock snipe}, under {Rock}.

{Woodcock snipe}, the great snipe. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • jack|snipe — «JAK SNYP», noun. 1. a very small European snipe; half snipe. 2. a snipe such as Wilson s snipe of America. 3. = pectoral sandpiper. (Cf. ↑pectoral sandpiper) ╂[< jack1 + snipe, noun] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jack snipe — Jack Jack (j[a^]k), n. [F. Jacques James, L. Jacobus, Gr. ?, Heb. Ya aq[=o]b Jacob; prop., seizing by the heel; hence, a supplanter. Cf. {Jacobite}, {Jockey}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John. [1913 Webster] You… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jack Snipe — Taxobox name = Jack Snipe status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 205px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes familia = Scolopacidae genus = Lymnocryptes genus authority = Boie, 1826 species = L.… …   Wikipedia

  • Jack Snipe — oželis nykštukas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Lymnocryptes minimus angl. Jack Snipe vok. Zwergschnepfe …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • jack snipe — oželiai nykštukai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Lymnocryptes angl. jack snipe vok. Zwergschnepfe, f rus. гаршнеп, m pranc. bécassine sourde, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – perkūno oželiai siauresnis terminas – oželis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • jack snipe — oželis nykštukas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Lymnocryptes minimus angl. jack snipe vok. Zwergschnepfe, f rus. гаршнеп, m pranc. bécassine sourde, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – oželiai nykštukai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • jack snipe — /ˈdʒæk snaɪp/ (say jak snuyp) noun 1. a small, relatively short billed snipe, Lymnocryptes minimus, of northern Europe and Asia. 2. any of several related snipes. {jack1 + snipe} …   Australian English dictionary

  • jack-snipe — n. Judcock (Scolopax gallinula) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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