from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An elaborate practical joke in which an unsuspecting person takes part in a bogus hunt for a snipe, typically being left alone in the dark with instructions not to move until the snipe appears.
- noun A futile search or endeavor.
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- noun idiomatic A
prankin which a gullible victimis sent off on a fruitlesssearch for a nonexistentitem.
- verb intransitive To participate, as the gullible victim, in a snipe hunt.
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- noun an elaborate practical joke in which the unsuspecting victim hunts a snipe and is typically left in the dark holding a bag and waiting for the snipe to run into it
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