Away from the battlefield, the two groups have sniped at one another online.
If you are sniped, push on; but if opposed in force, do your best, only let me know.
They believed a few fellows had "sniped" at them; that was all.
The three used to grope about in the daytime to get food and drink, and the Turks sniped at them whenever they got the chance.
He might have sniped the guards anyway, but he had it easier.
The neches are out on Bell River, and they sniped us right along down to within twenty miles of the Fort.
The enemy, on his part, sniped at and bombed our patrols at night.
He knows exactly at which corner he is likely to be sniped, and hurries accordingly.
We bombarded them by day, we sniped them by night, and sapped them in the intervals.
The enemy used explosive and dum-dum bullets, and sniped off any of our wounded lying exposed in the open.
long-billed marsh bird, early 14c., from Old Norse -snipa in myrisnipa "moor snipe;" perhaps a common Germanic term (cf. Old Saxon sneppa, Middle Dutch snippe, Dutch snip, Old High German snepfa, German Schnepfe "snipe," Swedish snäppa "sandpiper"), perhaps originally "snipper." The Old English name was snite, which is of uncertain derivation. An opprobrious term (cf. guttersnipe) since c.1600.
"shoot from a hidden place," 1773 (among British soldiers in India), in reference to hunting snipe as game, from snipe (n.). Figurative use from 1892. Related: Sniped; sniping.
[origin obscure, although apparently these, along with several other slang uses, both British and US, all refer somehow to the long-billed bird and its habits]