noun, plural snipes (especially collectively) snipe for 1, 2.
any of several long-billed game birds of the genera Gallinago (Capella) and Limnocryptes, inhabiting marshy areas, as G. gallinago (common snipe) of Eurasia and North America, having barred and striped white, brown, and black plumage.
any of several other long-billed birds, as some sandpipers.
a shot, usually from a hidden position.
verb (used without object), sniped, sniping.
to shoot or hunt snipe.
to shoot at individuals as opportunity offers from a concealed or distant position:
The enemy was sniping from the roofs.
to attack a person or a person’s work with petulant or snide criticism, especially anonymously or from a safe distance.
a rifleman who fires from a concealed place, esp a military marksman who fires from cover usually at long ranges at individual enemy soldiers
noun (pl) snipe, snipes
any of various birds of the genus Gallinago (or Capella) and related genera, such as G. gallinago (common or Wilson’s snipe), of marshes and river banks, having a long straight bill: family Scolopacidae (sandpipers, etc), order Charadriiformes
any of various similar related birds, such as certain sandpipers and curlews
a shot, esp a gunshot, fired from a place of concealment
when intr, often foll by at. to attack (a person or persons) with a rifle from a place of concealment
(intransitive) often foll by at. to criticize adversely a person or persons from a position of security
(intransitive) to hunt or shoot snipe
noun 1. a snooperscope designed for attaching to a rifle or carbine. noun 1. a telescope with crosshairs mounted on a sniper’s rifle
verb (used with object), snipped, snipping. 1. to cut with a small, quick stroke, or a succession of such strokes, with scissors or the like. 2. to remove or cut off (something) by or as by cutting in this manner: to snip a rose. verb (used without object), snipped, snipping. 3. to cut with small, […]
noun 1. (informal) a hairdresser
noun 1. a small piece snipped off; a small bit, scrap, or fragment: an anthology of snippets. 2. Informal. a small or insignificant person. noun 1. a small scrap or fragment