from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An Old World wading bird (Limnocryptes minima) having brownish plumage and a long bill.
  • n. Any of several similar New World wading birds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Lymnocryptes minimus, a migratory small stocky wader, the smallest of the snipes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See in the Vocabulary.
  • n. A small European snipe (Limnocryptes gallinula); -- called also judcock, jedcock, juddock, jed, and half snipe.
  • n. A small American sandpiper (Tringa maculata); -- called also pectoral sandpiper, and grass snipe.
  • n. See Jacksnipe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The lesser snipe or half-snipe, Scolopax or Gallinago gallinula. Also called judcock, juddock.
  • n. The common American snipe, Gallinago wilsoni.
  • n. The pectoral sandpiper, Tringa maculata.
  • n. The dunlin or purre, Tringa alpina.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small short-billed Old World snipe
  • n. American sandpiper that inflates its chest when courting


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jack +‎ snipe



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