Jack·snipe n. Zool. (a) A small European snipe (Limnocryptes gallinula); -- called also judcock, jedcock, juddock, jed, and half snipe. (b) A small American sandpiper (Tringa maculata); -- called also pectoral sandpiper, and grass snipe.
n 1: a small short-billed Old World snipe [syn: half snipe, Limnocryptes
2: American sandpiper that inflates its chest when courting
[syn: pectoral sandpiper, Calidris melanotos]