jacksnipe

noun
plural jacksnipe or jacksnipes

Definition of jacksnipe

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
b : wilson's snipe
c : any of several other snipes

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History and Etymology for jacksnipe

jack entry 1 + snipe

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“Jacksnipe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jacksnipe. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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