snick

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v snick cut slightly, with a razor "The barber's knife nicked his cheek"
    • v snick hit a glancing blow with the edge of the bat
    • n snick a glancing contact with the ball off the edge of the cricket bat
    • n snick a small cut
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Snick (Fiber) A knot or irregularity in yarn.
    • Snick (Cricket) A slight hit or tip of the ball, often unintentional.
    • Snick A small cut or mark.
    • Snick (Furriery) A snip or cut, as in the hair of a beast.
    • n. & v. t Snick See Sneck.
    • Snick To cut slightly; to strike, or strike off, as by cutting.
    • Snick (Cricket) To hit (a ball) lightly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • snick To cut; clip; snip; nick.
    • n snick A small cut; a snip; a nick.
    • n snick In cricket, a hit in which the bat is but slightly moved, the ball glancing off it.
    • n snick A knot or kink, as in yarn or thread where it is twisted too tightly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Snick snik to cut, snip, nick
    • n Snick a small cut: a knot in yarn when too tightly twisted
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prov. E. snick, a notch; cf. Icel. snikka, nick, cut

Usage

In literature:

There was a sharp snick as the electric light was turned on.
"The Return of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle
At last a ball of Loman's got past him and snicked off his bails.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
He snicked his switch blade from a thigh pocket.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
I heard the door snick, and then I waited until I saw a light in her bedroom.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Now look at the latest returns on the career of my old grammar school chum, Snick Butters.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
It snicked on an empty shell.
"Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various
Quick," snicking off the light of the electric torch and rising to his feet, "into your dressing-room, baron.
"Cleek, the Master Detective" by Thomas W. Hanshew
Then the eldest brother cut off the head; snick-snack, and carried it to the chief.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Knowlton, though his attention was riveted on the astonished warriors, caught the quiet snick of Tim's safe-lock being turned off.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
And I sure was mixin' it when I closes with Snick Butters and Sir Hunter Twiggle all in the same day.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
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In poetry:

Shabby and sorry and sorely sick,
He slept, and dreamt that the clock's "tick, tick,"
Was one of the Fates, with a long sharp knife,
Snicking off bits of his shortened life.
"The Baby's Vengeance" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Former museum worker Esther Trosow thinks the Packard Foundation has too much sway over the historical "mvsevm," as her partner Snick Farkas refers to it in his Colossus of Gold cartoons.
As a kid though, you were amazed by Nick Jr, Nicktoons, Snick, Nick at Nite, and more.
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