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or jack snipe

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noun, plural (especially collectively) jack·snipe, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) jack·snipes.
  1. Also called half snipe. a small, short-billed snipe, Limnocryptes minimus, of Europe and Asia.
  2. any of several related snipes.
  3. pectoral sandpiper.
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Origin of jacksnipe

First recorded in 1655–65; jack1 + snipe
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Historical Examples

  • Of course there's the fun of it—the 'pats,' the quail, the jacksnipe, the 'cock.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde

    Stewart Edward White

  • The flight of the Asiatic jacksnipe is exactly like that of his American brother.

British Dictionary definitions for jacksnipe


noun plural -snipe or -snipes
  1. a small Eurasian short-billed snipe, Lymnocryptes minima
  2. any of various similar birds, such as the pectoral sandpiper
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