Snag tooth
Snag Snag, n. [Prov. E., n., a lump on a tree where a branch has been cut off; v., to cut off the twigs and small branches from a tree, of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. snaigh, snaidh, to cut down, to prune, to sharpen, p. p. snaighte, snaidhte, cut off, lopped, Ir. snaigh a hewing, cutting.] 1. A stump or base of a branch that has been lopped off; a short branch, or a sharp or rough branch; a knot; a protuberance. [1913 Webster]

The coat of arms Now on a naked snag in triumph borne. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. A tooth projecting beyond the rest; contemptuously, a broken or decayed tooth. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

3. A tree, or a branch of a tree, fixed in the bottom of a river or other navigable water, and rising nearly or quite to the surface, by which boats are sometimes pierced and sunk. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) One of the secondary branches of an antler. [1913 Webster]

5. Any sharp protuberant part of an object, which may catch, scratch, or tear other objects brought into contact with it. [1913 Webster]

{Snag boat}, a steamboat fitted with apparatus for removing snags and other obstructions in navigable streams. [U.S.]

{Snag tooth}. Same as {Snag}, 2. [1913 Webster]

How thy snag teeth stand orderly, Like stakes which strut by the water side. --J. Cotgrave. [1913 Webster]


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  • Snag — Snag, n. [Prov. E., n., a lump on a tree where a branch has been cut off; v., to cut off the twigs and small branches from a tree, of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. snaigh, snaidh, to cut down, to prune, to sharpen, p. p. snaighte, snaidhte, cut off,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snag boat — Snag Snag, n. [Prov. E., n., a lump on a tree where a branch has been cut off; v., to cut off the twigs and small branches from a tree, of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. snaigh, snaidh, to cut down, to prune, to sharpen, p. p. snaighte, snaidhte, cut… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snag|gle|tooth — «SNAG uhl TOOTHT», noun, plural teeth. an uneven, broken, or projecting tooth. ╂[perhaps < a diminutive form of snag + tooth] …   Useful english dictionary

  • snag — [snag] n. [< Scand, as in ON snagi, wooden peg, Norw snage, sharp point, projection, akin to Ger schnake] 1. a piece, part, or point that sticks out, esp. one that is sharp or rough, as the broken end of a tree limb ☆ 2. an underwater tree… …   English World dictionary

  • snag — I. /snæg / (say snag) noun 1. a short, projecting stump, as of a branch broken or cut off. 2. any sharp or rough projection. 3. a tree or part of a tree held fast in the bottom of a river or other water and forming an impediment or danger to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • snag — snaglike, adj. /snag/, n., v., snagged, snagging. n. 1. a tree or part of a tree held fast in the bottom of a river, lake, etc., and forming an impediment or danger to navigation. 2. a short, projecting stump, as of a branch broken or cut off. 3 …   Universalium

  • tooth — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. fang, tusk, canine, incisor, molar, cuspid, bicuspid, eyetooth, grinder (inf.), chopper (inf.); tine, cog; taste, relish; fondness. See sharpness, convexity. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A dental process]… …   English dictionary for students

  • snag — I. noun Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse snagi clothes peg Date: circa 1587 1. a. a tree or branch embedded in a lake or stream bed and constituting a hazard to navigation b. a standing dead tree 2. a rough sharp or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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