Snick and snee
Snick Snick, n. [Prov. E. snick a notch; cf. Icel. snikka nick, cut.] 1. A small cut or mark. [1913 Webster]

2. (Cricket) A slight hit or tip of the ball, often unintentional. [1913 Webster]

3. (Fiber) A knot or irregularity in yarn. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

4. (Furriery) A snip or cut, as in the hair of a beast. [1913 Webster]

{Snick and snee} [cf. D. snee, snede, a cut], a combat with knives. [Obs.] --Wiseman. [1913 Webster]


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  • Snick — Snick, n. [Prov. E. snick a notch; cf. Icel. snikka nick, cut.] 1. A small cut or mark. [1913 Webster] 2. (Cricket) A slight hit or tip of the ball, often unintentional. [1913 Webster] 3. (Fiber) A knot or irregularity in yarn. Knight. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snee — /snē/ (obsolete) intransitive verb To cut ORIGIN: Du snijden to cut • • • snick and snee, snick or snee, stick or snee see ↑snickersnee …   Useful english dictionary

  • snick — I. verb Etymology: probably from obsolete snick or snee to engage in cut and thrust fighting more at snickersnee Date: circa 1700 transitive verb 1. archaic to cut through 2. to cut slightly intransitive verb to perform a light cutting action II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • snickersnee — [snik′ər snē΄] n. [< snick or snee, earlier stick or snee, combat with knives < Du steken, to thrust, stab + snijden, to cut] Rare a large knife, designed for use as a thrusting and cutting weapon …   English World dictionary

  • snickersnee — noun /ˌsnɪk.əˈsniː,ˌsnɪk.ɚˈsniː/ a) A large sword like knife, especially one used as a weapon. As he squirmed and struggled, b) A knife fight. And gurgled and guggled, See Also: snick or snee, snicker snack …   Wiktionary

  • snickersnee — noun Etymology: obsolete snick or snee to engage in cut and thrust fighting, alteration of earlier steake or snye, from Dutch steken of snijden to thrust or cut Date: circa 1775 a large knife …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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