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Definition: Shore 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
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.
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
) (sometimes erroneously called English snipe
) and the gray snipe, or dowitcher (Macrohamphus griseus
), are well-known American species.
2. A fool; a blockhead. [R.] --Shak.
, the dunlin; the jacksnipe.
. See Jacksnipe
. See under Quail
, the knot.
. See in the Vocabulary.
, any sandpiper.
, the marsh harrier. [Prov. Eng.]
, the tattler.
, the dunlin; the green and the common European
. See Rock snipe
, under Rock
, the great snipe.