from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that snaps.
  • n. Any of numerous widely distributed marine fishes of the family Lutjanidae (or Lutianidae), many of which are prized as food fishes, that are found chiefly in warm coastal waters of the Pacific and Atlantic.
  • n. A snapping turtle.
  • n. See schnapper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who, or that which, snaps.
  • n. Any of approximately 100 different species of fish.
  • n. Any of the family Lutjanidae of percoid fishes, especially the red snapper.
  • n. A (human) baby.
  • n. The player who snaps the ball to start the play.
  • n. Small, paper-wrapped item containing a minute quantity of explosive composition coated on small bits of sand, which explodes noisily when thrown onto a hard surface.
  • n. One who takes snaps; a photographer.
  • n. The snapping turtle.
  • n. The green woodpecker, or yaffle.
  • n. A snap beetle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, snaps
  • n. 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.
  • n. A snapping turtle.
  • n. The green woodpecker, or yaffle.
  • n. A snap beetle.
  • n. A device with a flexible metal tongue for producing clicks like those of the sounder.
  • n. A string bean.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which snaps, in any sense.
  • n. A cracker-bonbon.
  • n. The cracker on the end of a whip-lash; figuratively, a smart or caustic saying to wind up a speech or discourse.
  • n. A fire-cracker or snapping-cracker
  • n. A snapping-beetle.
  • n. A snappin g turtle.
  • n. One of various fishes:
  • n. The snap-mackerel or bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix. See cut under bluefish.
  • n. The rose-fish, redfish, or hemdurgan, Sebastes marinus. See cut under Sebastes.
  • n. A sparoid fish of the subfamily Lutjaninæ. They are large, handsome fishes, of much economic value, as Lutjanus caxis or griseus, the gray, black, or Pensacola snapper; L. blackfordi or vivanus, the red snapper; Rhomboplites aurorubens, the bastard snapper or mangrove-snapper. All these occur on the Atlantic coast of the United States, chiefly southward. The red snapper, of a nearly uniform rose-red color, is the most valuable of these; it is caught in large numbers off the coast of Florida, and taken to all the principal northern markets. The gray snapper is of a greenish-olive color, with brown spots on each scale and a narrow blue stripe on the cheek. There are also Malayan and Japanese snappers of this kind, called lutjang, the source of the technical name of the genus.
  • n. In ornithology:
  • n. The green woodpecker, Gecinus viridis. See cut under popinjay.
  • n. One of various American flycatchers (not Muscicapidæ) which snap at flies, often with an audible click of the beak; a flysnapper. See cut under flysnapper.
  • n. plural Castanets.
  • n. In glass manufacturing, a workman who operates a snap or case. See snap, 16.
  • n. An automatic attachment to a sounding-lead for taking samples of the bottom. It consists of jaws which close when the lead strikes the sea-bottom.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends
  • n. flesh of any of various important food fishes of warm seas
  • n. any of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters
  • n. Australian food fish having a pinkish body with blue spots
  • n. (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback
  • n. large-headed turtle with powerful hooked jaws found in or near water; prone to bite


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