jacksnipe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jacksnipe American sandpiper that inflates its chest when courting
    • n jacksnipe a small short-billed Old World snipe
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jacksnipe (Zoƶl) A small European snipe (Limnocryptes gallinula); -- called also judcock jedcock juddock jed, and half snipe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jacksnipe The lesser snipe or half-snipe, Scolopax or Gallinago gallinula. Also called judcock, juddock.
    • n jacksnipe The common American snipe, Gallinago wilsoni.
    • n jacksnipe The pectoral sandpiper, Tringa maculata.
    • n jacksnipe The dunlin or purre, Tringa alpina.
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Usage

In literature:

The jolter-head thought it was a sandpiper, but he wasn't much further out than you with your jacksnipes.
"The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn" by Henry Kingsley
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