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jacksnipe

[jak-snahyp] /ˈdʒækˌsnaɪp/
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.
Also, jack snipe.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; jack1 + snipe
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jacksnipe

/ˈdʒækˌsnaɪp/
noun (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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