snapper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snapper large-headed turtle with powerful hooked jaws found in or near water; prone to bite
    • n snapper any of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters
    • n snapper Australian food fish having a pinkish body with blue spots
    • n snapper a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends
    • n snapper flesh of any of various important food fishes of warm seas
    • n snapper (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback "the center fumbled the handoff"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Snapper (Teleg) A device with a flexible metal tongue for producing clicks like those of the sounder.
    • Snapper (Zoöl) A snap beetle.
    • Snapper (Zoöl) A snapping turtle; as, the alligator snapper .
    • Snapper A string bean.
    • Snapper (Zoöl) 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.
    • Snapper One who, or that which, snaps; as, a snapper up of trifles; the snapper of a whip.
    • Snapper (Zoöl) The green woodpecker, or yaffle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n snapper One who or that which snaps, in any sense. Specifically— One who snaps up something; one who takes up stealthily and suddenly; a thief.
    • n snapper A cracker-bonbon.
    • n snapper The cracker on the end of a whip-lash; figuratively, a smart or caustic saying to wind up a speech or discourse.
    • n snapper A fire-cracker or snapping-cracker
    • n snapper A snapping-beetle.
    • n snapper A snappin g turtle.
    • n snapper One of various fishes:
    • n snapper The snap-mackerel or bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix. See cut under bluefish.
    • n snapper The rose-fish, redfish, or hemdurgan, Sebastes marinus. See cut under Sebastes.
    • n snapper 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 snapper In ornithology:
    • n snapper The green woodpecker, Gecinus viridis. See cut under popinjay.
    • n snapper 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 snapper plural Castanets.
    • n snapper In glass manufacturing, a workman who operates a snap or case. See snap, 16.
    • n snapper 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.
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Usage

In literature:

We called it Snapper Bank, from the immense quantity of that fish which we found on it.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 2" by John Lort Stokes
She's an awful snapper.
"How It Happened" by Kate Langley Bosher
Now, don't talk like that to me, you little whipper-snapper, er you go to bed in a hurry.
"The Daughter of Anderson Crow" by George Barr McCutcheon
Thus entertained, though a little awfully, I accompanied the dark mysterious little 'whipper-snapper' through the woodland glades.
"Uncle Silas" by J. S. LeFanu
Master Snapper, however, now thinking it was his turn, in a very ill-natured speech made the worst of the story.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 3 (of 12)" by Various
He was thinking of this young whipper-snapper and his interference with his plans.
"The Master Mystery" by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
The big whip swished over his head, and the snapper barked in his ear.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
Fasten the open end of the bag together with large-sized patent dress snappers.
"On the Trail" by Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
She is called the Snapper, and she is a regular snapper at her business.
"Fighting for the Right" by Oliver Optic
I would like to get hold of the little whipper-snapper, to choke him.
"Woman Triumphant" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
She'll put down this whipper-snapper.
"Frank and Fearless" by Horatio Alger Jr.
Flibbertigibbet was the snapper for a line of twenty or more girls.
"Flamsted quarries" by Mary E. Waller
Only the snapper would probably be more polite.
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
A slim and trim Snapper runabout stood glistening beside a larger car and two automobile trucks.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
This article is only a long whip with a snapper to it.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 98, December, 1865" by Various
This snapper of yours wouldn't be bad eating.
"Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road" by Katharine Lee Bates
We'll see how that whipper-snapper will like his job after to-day.
"The Boy Pilot of the Lakes" by Frank V. Webster
But the real snapper came later when the Cincinnati club was whipsawed on the information.
"Pitching in a Pinch" by Christy Mathewson
He was a diligent "snapper-up of unconsidered trifles," who would never set even the Manzanares on fire.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
And before all those young whipper-snappers at the gymnasium?
"Why Joan?" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
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In news:

Show your skills as a deep snapper.
Here's some stuff to read while you debate red snapper or cod for the fish tacos tonight.
Huachinango a la Veracruzana (Veracruz-Style Red Snapper).
British tabloid The Sun dispatched a snapper to take pictures of artists arriving and departing the event's rehearsal space in a former car manufacturing plant in Dagenham to the east of London.
Former Snapper,now Minnesota Twins outfielder,Ben Revere was at the Snappers Winter Banquet Thursday.
Former Snapper,now Minnesota Twins outfielder,Ben Revere was at the Snappers.
Nearly instantly the snappers consumed the baits, and we rapidly wound them up to the boat, with sharks in hot pursuit.
Seared white fish, such as snapper, has such delicate, subtle flavor that you have to pair it with something very mild.
Senior Derek Pfeiffer welds the frame of the Swanville industrial technology stock car "The Snapper," Thursday.
23 runs and 24 hits were piled up by the Wisconsin TimberRattlers and Beloit Snappers Wednesday night and it was Beloit,thanks to a five run 8th inning, that came away with a 13-10 victory in Midwest League play.
Young dog snappers sometimes ascend freshwater rivers.
Adult dog snappers prowl rocky seafloors and reefs at average depths of about 100 feet (30 meters).
Snapper 's is three tiers of fun — the bottom floor has a wrap-around bar and live music on the weekends.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Robert Smith of Port St Lucie gets ready to release a 39-inch red snapper he caught in July while fishing with Capt.
Anglers will be able to keep red snapper for two weekends in September.
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In science:

Snapper E., Troyer E. (1971), Metric Affine Geometry.
Rational Conchoids of Algebraic Curves
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