Definition of jacksnipe in English:

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jacksnipe

Pronunciation: /ˈjaksnīp/

noun

1A small dark Eurasian snipe.
  • Lymnocryptes minima, family Scolopacidae
Example sentences
  • Spotted redshank share their forest-marsh nesting grounds with wood sandpipers, greenshank, whimbrel, jack snipe and broad-billed sandpipers.
  • Smallest of snipes, the jack snipe has been declining in Norfolk in recent years.
  • A jack snipe, a rare wading bird, has been seen.
1.1North American Any wader similar to the Eurasian jacksnipe, e.g., the pectoral sandpiper or the common snipe.
Example sentences
  • Jack Snipe are probably regular in winter, where Spotted Crake has been recorded three times.

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Syllabification: jack·snipe

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