jack snipe

jacksnipe

[jak-snahyp]
noun, plural (especially collectively) jacksnipe (especially 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.

Origin:
1655–65; jack1 + snipe

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jacksnipe (ˈdʒækˌsnaɪp)
 
n , pl -snipe, -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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