(noun) a gunshot from a concealed location


(noun) Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks

attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault

(verb) attack in speech or writing; “The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker”

sharpshoot, snipe

(verb) aim and shoot with great precision


(verb) hunt or shoot snipe

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Proper noun

Snipe (plural Snipes)

A surname.


• According to the 2010 United States Census, Snipe is the 32438th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 709 individuals. Snipe is most common among Black/African American (77.43%) and White (15.8%) individuals.


• Espin, Pines, epsin, penis, pines, spine

Etymology 1


snipe (plural snipes or snipe) (Plural "snipe" is used only for the bird.)

Any of various limicoline game birds of the genera Gallinago, Lymnocryptes and Coenocorypha in the family Scolopacidae, having a long, slender, nearly straight beak.

A fool; a blockhead.

A shot fired from a concealed place.

(naval slang) A member of the engineering department on a ship.

(ice hockey slang) A goal.


snipe (third-person singular simple present snipes, present participle sniping, simple past and past participle sniped)

(intransitive) To hunt snipe.

(intransitive) To shoot at individuals from a concealed place.

(intransitive, by extension) To shoot with a sniper rifle.

(transitive) To watch a timed online auction and place a winning bid against (the current high bidder) at the last possible moment.

(transitive) To nose (a log) to make it drag or slip easily in skidding.

(ice hockey slang) To score a goal.

To move the ball quickly in a different direction.

Etymology 2


snipe (plural snipes)

(slang) A cigarette butt.

An animated promotional logo during a television show.

A strip of copy announcing some late breaking news or item of interest, typically placed in a print advertisement in such a way that it stands out from the ad.

A bottle of wine measuring 0.1875 liters, one fourth the volume of a standard bottle; a quarter bottle or piccolo.

Etymology 3


snipe (plural snipes)

A sharp, clever answer; sarcasm.

A note or sticker attached to an existing poster to provide further information (e.g. an event is sold out), political criticism, etc.


snipe (third-person singular simple present snipes, present participle sniping, simple past and past participle sniped)

(intransitive) To make malicious, underhand remarks or attacks.

(transitive) To attach a note or sticker to (an existing poster) to provide further information, political criticism, etc.


• Espin, Pines, epsin, penis, pines, spine

Source: Wiktionary

Snipe, n. Etym: [OE. snipe; akin to D. snep, snip, LG. sneppe, snippe, G. schnepfe, Icel. snipa (in comp.), Dan. sneppe, Sw. snäppa a sanpiper, and possibly to E. snap. See Snap, Snaffle.]

1. (Zoöl.)

Definition: Any one of numerous species of limicoline game birds of the family Scolopacidæ, having a long, slender, nearly straight beak.

Note: The common, or whole, snipe (Gallinago coelestis) and the great, or double, snipe (G. major), are the most important European species. The Wilson's snipe (G. delicata) (sometimes erroneously called English snipe) and the gray snipe, or dowitcher (Macrohamphus griseus), are well-known American species.

2. A fool; a blockhead. [R.] Shak. Half snipe, the dunlin; the jacksnipe.

– Jack snipe. See Jacksnipe.

– Quail snipe. See under Quail.

– Robin snipe, the knot.

– Sea snipe. See in the Vocabulary.

– Shore snipe, any sandpiper.

– Snipe hawk, the marsh harrier. [Prov. Eng.] -- Stone snipe, the tattler.

– Summer snipe, the dunlin; the green and the common European sandpipers.

– Winter snipe. See Rock snipe, under Rock.

– Woodcock snipe, the great snipe.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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