(Snig"ger), n. See Snicker. Dickens.
(Snig"gle) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sniggled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sniggling] [See Snig a kind of eel.]
To fish for eels by thrusting the baited hook into their holes or hiding places. Walton.
(Snig"gle), v. t. To catch, as an eel, by sniggling; hence, to hook; to insnare. Beau. & Fl.
(Snip) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snipped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Snipping.] [D. snippen; akin to G. schnippen.]
To cut off the nip or neb of, or to cut off at once with shears or scissors; to clip off suddenly; to nip; hence,
to break off; to snatch away.
Curbed and snipped in my younger years by fear of my parents from those vicious excrescences to
which that age was subject.Fuller.
The captain seldom ordered anything out of the ship's stores . . . but I snipped some of it for my own
1. A single cut, as with shears or scissors; a clip. Shak.
2. A small shred; a bit cut off. Wiseman.
3. A share; a snack. [Obs.] L'Estrange
4. A tailor. [Slang] Nares. C. Kingsley.
5. Small hand shears for cutting sheet metal.
(Snipe) n. [OE. snipe; akin to D. snep, snip, LG. sneppe, snippe, G. schnepfe, Icel. snipa
Dan. sneppe, Sw. snäppa a sanpiper, and possibly to E. snap. See Snap, Snaffle.]
1. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline game birds of the family Scolopacidæ, having a
long, slender, nearly straight beak.
The common, or whole, snipe (Gallinago clestis) and the great, or double, snipe are the most important
European species. The Wilson's snipe (G. delicata) (sometimes erroneously called English snipe) and
the gray snipe, or dowitcher are well- known American species.
2. A fool; a blockhead. [R.] Shak.
Half snipe, the dunlin; the jacksnipe. - - Jack snipe. See Jacksnipe. Quail snipe. See under
Quail. Robin snipe, the knot. Sea snipe. See in the Vocabulary. Shore snipe, any sandpiper.
Snipe hawk, the marsh harrier. [Prov. Eng.] Stone snipe, the tattler. Summer snipe, the
dunlin; the green and the common European sandpipers. Winter snipe. See Rock snipe, under
Rock. Woodcock snipe, the great snipe.
1. A plane for cutting deep grooves in moldings.
2. A bolt by which the body of a cart is fastened to the axle. [Local, U.S.]
(Snipe"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) The bellows fish. (b) A long, slender deep-sea fish (Nemichthys
scolopaceus) with a slender beak.
(Snip"pack) n. [Cf. Snipe.] (Zoöl.) The common snipe. [Prov. Eng.]