Snapper to Snick
1. One who, or that which, snaps; as, a snapper up of trifles; the snapper of a whip.
2. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of large sparoid food fishes of the genus Lutjanus, abundant on
the southern coasts of the United States and on both coasts of tropical America.
The red snapper (Lutjanus aya, or Blackfordi) and the gray, or mangrove, snapper (L. griseus) are large
and abundant species. The name is loosely applied to various other fishes, as the bluefish, the rosefish,
the red grouper, etc. See Rosefish.
3. (Zoöl.) A snapping turtle; as, the alligator snapper.
4. (Zoöl.) The green woodpecker, or yaffle.
5. (Zoöl.) A snap beetle.
Snapping beetle. (Zoöl.) See Snap beetle, under Snap. Snapping turtle. (Zoöl.) (a) A large
and voracious aquatic turtle (Chelydra serpentina) common in the fresh waters of the United States;
so called from its habit of seizing its prey by a snap of its jaws. Called also mud turtle. (b) See Alligator
snapper, under Alligator.
(Snap"ping) a. & n. from Snap, v.
1. Apt to snap at persons or things; eager to bite; as, a snapping cur.
2. Sharp in reply; apt to speak angrily or testily; easily provoked; tart; peevish.
The taunting address of a snappish misanthrope.Jeffrey.
Snap"pish*ly, adv. Snap"pish*ness, n.
(Snap"py) a. Snappish. [Colloq.]
(Snap"sack`) n. [Cf. Sw. snappsäck, G. schnappsack.] A knapsack. [Obs.] South.
(Snap"weed`) n. (Bot.) See Impatiens.
(Snar) v. i. [Akin to LG. & OD. snarren, G. schnarren, E. snore. See Snore, and cf. Snarl to
growl.] To snarl. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Snare) n. [AS. sneara cord, a string; akin to D. snoer, G. schnur, OHG. snour a cord, snarahha
a noose, Dan. snare, Sw. & Icel. snara, Goth. snrj a basket; and probably also to E. needle. See
Needle, and cf. Snarl to entangle.]
1. A contrivance, often consisting of a noose of cord, or the like, by which a bird or other animal may be
entangled and caught; a trap; a gin.
2. Hence, anything by which one is entangled and brought into trouble.
If thou retire, the Dauphin, well appointed,Shak.
Stands with the snares of war to tangle thee.
3. The gut or string stretched across the lower head of a drum.
4. (Med.) An instrument, consisting usually of a wireloop or noose, for removing tumors, etc., by avulsion.