Snapper
Snapper Snap"per, n. 1. One who, or that which, snaps; as, a snapper up of trifles; the snapper of a whip. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) 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. [1913 Webster]

Note: The red snapper ({Lutjanus aya} syn. {Lutjanus Blackfordi}) and the gray, or mangrove, snapper ({Lutjanus 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}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A snapping turtle; as, the alligator snapper. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) The green woodpecker, or yaffle. [1913 Webster]

5. (Zo["o]l.) A snap beetle. [1913 Webster]

6. (Teleg.) A device with a flexible metal tongue for producing clicks like those of the sounder. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

7. A string bean. [Colloq., U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Snapper — ist die englische Bezeichnung für die Fischfamilie der Schnapper der Codename für eine Panzerabwehrrakete, siehe AT 1 Snapper Isidore Snapper (1889 1973), niederländischer Internist Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidu …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • snapper — [snap′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that snaps 2. pl. snappers or snapper 3. ☆ a) SNAPPING TURTLE b) any of a family (Lutjanidae) of percoid fishes inhabiting most warm seas; esp., the red snapper ☆ c) …   English World dictionary

  • snapper — (n.) applied to various fishes since 1690s, agent noun from SNAP (Cf. snap) (v.). Slang meaning vagina is by 2000. As a short form of snapping turtle it is recorded from 1872. Snappers teeth is attested from 1924 …   Etymology dictionary

  • snapper — ► NOUN ▪ a marine fish noted for snapping its toothed jaws …   English terms dictionary

  • snapper — /snap euhr/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) snapper, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) snappers for 1, 2; snappers for 3, 4, 5. 1. any of several large marine food fishes of the family Lutjanidae. 2. any of various other fishes, as… …   Universalium

  • snapper — /ˈsnæpə / (say snapuh) noun 1. (plural snapper or snappers) Also, schnapper. a marine food fish of the family Sparidae, Chrysophrys auratus, widely distributed in Australian and New Zealand coastal waters, and known as cockney bream when very… …   Australian English dictionary

  • snapper — noun a) Any of some 100 different species of fish. 1993: mdash; title of novel and film by b) The fish Chrysophrys auratus, but usually the adult fish of that species, with the young instead called cockney then red bream then squire, before… …   Wiktionary

  • snapper — [[t]snæ̱pə(r)[/t]] snappers N COUNT (snapper can also be used as the plural form.) A snapper is a fish that has sharp teeth and lives in warm seas. N UNCOUNT Snapper is this fish eaten as food …   English dictionary

  • snapper — noun (plural snappers) Date: circa 1587 1. one that snaps: as a. something (as a remark) that gives new orientation to a situation or utterance b. (1) snapping turtle (2) click beetle 2. plural also snapper a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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