Sneaker Sneak"er (sn[=e]k"[~e]r), n. 1. One who sneaks. --Lamb. [1913 Webster]

2. A vessel of drink. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

A sneaker of five gallons. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

3. A type of soft shoe with a flat, pliable, typically rubber or other soft sole, and canvas-like upper, used in sports such as tennis, or for comfort. Called sneaker because they give no warning of one's approach. Usually used in the pl. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

4. A punch bowl. [Obs.] --Spectator. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Sneaker — (deutsch Schleicher) ist der Sammelbegriff für Sportschuhe, die nicht zum Sport, sondern im Alltag getragen werden. Der Sneaker ist somit ein meist dem Laufschuh ähnlicher, modischer Straßenschuh. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sneaker — ● sneaker nom masculin (anglais sneaker, chaussure de tennis) Sandale de corde dont la semelle remonte sur le pourtour, ou sandale de toile à semelle en élastomère bordée d une sangle sur le pourtour. sneaker [snikœʀ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1967; mot angl.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sneaker — (n.) 1590s, one who sneaks, agent noun from SNEAK (Cf. sneak) (v.). Meaning rubber soled shoe is attested from 1895, American English; earlier sneak (1862), so called because the shoe was noiseless. See also PLIMSOLL (Cf. plimsoll). The night… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sneaker — sneaker® /ˈznikər, ingl. ˈsniːkə(r)/ [vc. ingl., dal v. to sneak «muoversi furtivamente»] s. f. inv. scarpa da ginnastica …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • sneaker — [n] running shoe basketball shoe, cleat, footgear, footwear, gym shoe, hightop*, rubber soled shoe, shoe, sneak, tennis shoe; concept 451 …   New thesaurus

  • sneaker — ► NOUN chiefly N. Amer. ▪ a soft shoe worn for sports or casual occasions …   English terms dictionary

  • sneaker — [snē′kər] n. 1. a person or animal that sneaks ☆ 2. a shoe with a canvas upper and a continuous sole and heel as of one piece of soft rubber, used for play and sports …   English World dictionary

  • Sneaker — A sneaker is a term used in American English for a casual athletic shoe. Sneaker may also refer to:* Athletic shoe * Sneaker boot, a boot version of the shoe * Sneaker Phone, a phone that looks like the shoe * Sneaker wave, type of ocean wave *… …   Wikipedia

  • sneaker — UK [ˈsniːkə(r)] / US [ˈsnɪkər] noun [countable, usually plural] Word forms sneaker : singular sneaker plural sneakers mainly American informal a trainer that you wear for playing sports …   English dictionary

  • Sneaker — Turnschuh; Sportschuh * * * Snea|ker 〈[sni:kə(r)] m. 6〉 1. 〈scherzh.〉 Schleicher, Leisetreter 2. 〈Pl.〉 Sneakers sportlich modische, Turnschuhen ähnliche Schuhe [engl. amerikan.] * * * Snea|ker [ sni:kɐ ], der; s, s u. [engl.( amerik.) sneaker,… …   Universal-Lexikon

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