snipe

Part of speech: noun

Sniper.

Part of speech: verb

To shoot snipe; by extension, to shoot an enemy from cover.

Part of speech: noun

A small shore- bird having a long beak.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Various.
  3. At one juncture a snipe, who must, I think, have been deaf, remained long enough within their sphere of action for me to shoot him. - "Further Experiences of an Irish R.M.", E. OEnone Somerville Martin Ross.