"snipes" in the noun sense
Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family of marshy areas similar to the woodcocks
a gunshot from a concealed location
"snipes" in the verb sense
hunt or shoot snipe
2. sharpshoot, snipe
aim and shoot with great precision
3. attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault
attack in speech or writing
"The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
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