Any of various long-billed shore birds of the genus Gallinago or Capella, related to the woodcocks and sandpipers, especially the common, widely distributed species G. gallinago or C. gallinago. Any of various similar or related birds. A shot, especially a gunshot, from a concealed place. To shoot at individuals from a concealed place. To shoot snipe. To make malicious, underhand remarks or attacks.