Pronunciation: ( jak'snīp"), [key]
—pl. (esp. collectively) -snipe, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -snipes.
1. Also called half snipe. a small, short-billed snipe, Limnocryptes minimus, of Europe and Asia.
2. any of several related snipes.
3. See pectoral sandpiper.
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