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Definition of snipe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

snipe

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noun
BrE BrE//snaɪp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snaɪp//
 
Birds
 
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(pl. snipe) a bird with a long straight beak that lives on wet ground See related entries: Birds Word Origin Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Icelandic mýrisnípa; obscurely related to Dutch snip and German Schnepfe.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: snipe

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