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n, pl -snipe or -snipes
1. (Animals) a small Eurasian short-billed snipe, Lymnocryptes minima
2. (Animals) any of various similar birds, such as the pectoral sandpiper
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|Noun||1.||jacksnipe - a small short-billed Old World snipe|
snipe - Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks
|2.||jacksnipe - American sandpiper that inflates its chest when courting|
sandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
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