jacksnipe
Sandpiper Sand"pi`per, n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to {Tringa}, {Actodromas}, {Ereunetes}, and various allied genera of the family {Tringid[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The most important North American species are the pectoral sandpiper ({Tringa maculata}), called also {brownback}, {grass snipe}, and {jacksnipe}; the red-backed, or black-breasted, sandpiper, or dunlin ({T. alpina}); the purple sandpiper ({T. maritima}: the red-breasted sandpiper, or knot ({T. canutus}); the semipalmated sandpiper ({Ereunetes pusillus}); the spotted sandpiper, or teeter-tail ({Actitis macularia}); the buff-breasted sandpiper ({Tryngites subruficollis}), and the Bartramian sandpiper, or upland plover. See under {Upland}. Among the European species are the dunlin, the knot, the ruff, the sanderling, and the common sandpiper ({Actitis hypoleucus} syn. {Tringoides hypoleucus}), called also {fiddler}, {peeper}, {pleeps}, {weet-weet}, and {summer snipe}. Some of the small plovers and tattlers are also called sandpipers. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A small lamprey eel; the pride. [1913 Webster]

{Curlew sandpiper}. See under {Curlew}.

{Stilt sandpiper}. See under {Stilt}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • jacksnipe — [jak′snīp΄] n. pl. jacksnipes or jacksnipe [ JACK + SNIPE] 1. a small snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) of the Old World 2. any of several similar American birds, as the pectoral sandpiper …   English World dictionary

  • Jacksnipe — Jack snipe , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small European snipe ({Limnocryptes gallinula}); called also {judcock}, {jedcock}, {juddock}, {jed}, and {half snipe}. (b) A small American sandpiper ({Tringa maculata}); called also {pectoral sandpiper}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jacksnipe — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jacksnipe — /jak snuyp /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) jacksnipe, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) jacksnipes. 1. Also called half snipe. a small, short billed snipe, Limnocryptes minimus, of Europe and Asia. 2. any of several related snipes.… …   Universalium

  • jacksnipe — noun Lymnocryptes minimus, a migratory small stocky wader, the smallest of the snipes …   Wiktionary

  • jacksnipe — n. a small snipe, Lymnocryptes minimus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jacksnipe (dinghy) — Infobox Sailboat Specifications numberofcrew = 2 loa= 15 ft 6 in (4.72 m) lwl= 14 ft 6 in (4.42 m) beam=4 ft 6 in (1.37 m) draft= Centreboard up 4 in (0.1 m), down 3 ft 8 in (1.12 m) hull=180 lb (81.6 kg) mainsailandjib=128 ft² (11.9 m²… …   Wikipedia

  • Jack Snipe (disambiguation) — Jacksnipe can refer to:* Jack Snipe, bird Lymnocryptes minimus * Jacksnipe (dinghy), boat …   Wikipedia

  • grass snipe — Jacksnipe Jack snipe , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small European snipe ({Limnocryptes gallinula}); called also {judcock}, {jedcock}, {juddock}, {jed}, and {half snipe}. (b) A small American sandpiper ({Tringa maculata}); called also {pectoral sandpiper} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • half snipe — Jacksnipe Jack snipe , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small European snipe ({Limnocryptes gallinula}); called also {judcock}, {jedcock}, {juddock}, {jed}, and {half snipe}. (b) A small American sandpiper ({Tringa maculata}); called also {pectoral sandpiper} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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