1The action of shooting at someone from a hiding place, especially accurately and at long range.
- ‘sniping assumed great importance during WWI, especially where trench warfare was prevalent’
2The action of verbally attacking someone in a sly or petty way.
- ‘there has been some sniping about inept leadership’
3(in an online auction) the action or practice of placing a bid judged to be high enough to win an item just before the bidding is scheduled to close.
- ‘sniping drives up prices’