What does the word snipe mean?

Usage examples for snipe

  1. In forbidding us the use of the guns my father had punished himself as well as us, since he never thoroughly enjoyed a meal- breakfast, dinner, or supper- unless he had a bird on the table, wild duck, plover, or snipe. – Far Away and Long Ago by W. H. Hudson
  2. I've an idea I'm going to leave you, gutter- snipe, he said, and I doubt if I ever see you again. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various