snipe

Definitions

Food

  • A game bird, Gallinago gallinago, with a long bill and striped plumage weighing about 110 g and requiring two per person. Cooked as plover by roasting at 190°C for 15 to 20 minutes. Shooting season in the UK is 12th August to the 31st of January. Young ones can be eaten fresh but skinned if they smell fishy, older ones can be hung for 3 to 4 days.

Military

  • verb to shoot at a person from a hidden fire position
  • verb to shoot at selected enemy personnel such as commanders, machine-gunners, signallers, etc., as opposed to any person who happens to be within your field of fire
  • verb to shoot at enemy personnel as a form of harassment (especially when they are not actually fighting)
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