jacksnipe

noun

plural jacksnipe or jacksnipes
1
: a true snipe (Limnocryptes minima) of Europe and other parts of the Old World that is smaller and more highly colored than the common snipe
2
b
: wilson's snipe
c
: any of several other snipes

Word History

Etymology

jack entry 1 + snipe

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“Jacksnipe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jacksnipe. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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