Variant of snipe
- pl. snipes any of various shorebirds (family Scolopacidae) with a long, slender, flexible bill used in probing for food, esp. a genus (Gallinago) living chiefly in marshy places
- a shot from a hidden position
- ☆ Slang a cigar butt or cigarette butt
Origin: Middle English snype from Old Norse snipa (akin to German schnepfe) from Germanic an unverified form sneb-, beak from base seen inch(es) snip, snap
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