American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that snaps.
- n. Any of numerous widely distributed marine fishes of the family Lutjanidae (or Lutianidae), many of which are prized as food fishes, that are found chiefly in warm coastal waters of the Pacific and Atlantic.
- n. A snapping turtle.
- n. See schnapper.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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. A cracker-bonbon.
- n. The cracker on the end of a whip-lash; figuratively, a smart or caustic saying to wind up a speech or discourse.
- n. A fire-cracker or snapping-cracker
- n. A snapping-beetle.
- n. A snappin g turtle.
- n. One of various fishes:
- n. The snap-mackerel or bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix. See cut under bluefish.
- n. The rose-fish, redfish, or hemdurgan, Sebastes marinus. See cut under Sebastes.
- n. 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. In ornithology:
- n. The green woodpecker, Gecinus viridis. See cut under popinjay.
- n. 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. plural Castanets.
- n. In glass manufacturing, a workman who operates a snap or case. See snap, 16.
- n. 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.
- n. One who, or that which, snaps.
- n. Any of approximately 100 different species of fish.
- n. US Any of the family Lutjanidae of percoid fishes, especially the red snapper.
- n. Ireland, slang A (human) baby.
- n. American football The player who snaps the ball to start the play.
- n. US Small, paper-wrapped item containing a minute quantity of explosive composition coated on small bits of sand, which explodes noisily when thrown onto a hard surface.
- n. slang One who takes snaps; a photographer.
- n. US, informal The snapping turtle.
- n. The green woodpecker, or yaffle.
- n. A snap beetle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, snaps
- n. (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.
- n. (Zoöl.) A snapping turtle.
- n. (Zoöl.) The green woodpecker, or yaffle.
- n. (Zoöl.) A snap beetle.
- n. (Teleg.) A device with a flexible metal tongue for producing clicks like those of the sounder.
- n. Colloq., U. S. A string bean.
- n. a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends
- n. flesh of any of various important food fishes of warm seas
- n. any of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters
- n. Australian food fish having a pinkish body with blue spots
- n. (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback
- n. large-headed turtle with powerful hooked jaws found in or near water; prone to bite
“Having a reddish body and fins, blue spots, and white lines along its surface, this snapper is a rather stunning fish indeed.”
“If snapper is too pricey, I just buy whatever firm fleshed white fish is more reasonable.”
“Pan cooking a thin filet like this little red snapper is the way to go, and there are a few cooking suggestions near the end.”
“The Blue Jackets responded just over two minutes later on Zherdev's snapper from the slot - his 25th of the season - on a centering pass from Malhotra.”
“I don't think many restaurateurs in Mexico, the States, or Canada in general would know what fish they are buying, (even when they fillet a whole fish themselves) "red snapper" is now just a generic term on a menu for white fish, hopefully a bottom fish of the "Rock Cod" persuasion.”
“Macroclemys, the alligator snapper, is altogether different from Chelydra in terms of what it does and what it can do.”
“We have very few beach venders, and the ones we have are very non-aggresive salesmen and women, The shrimp and dorado and red snapper is always fresh and delicious!”
“Generally, staying unknown as a long snapper is the ultimate goal.”
“The snapper was a freelance covering the Highlands and northern Perthshire, and had been commissioned by a friend of Beadie's on one of the Sundays.”
“She offered the following as an example: On April 8, Tom Phipott, food editor at political blog Grist. org, called out The New York Times 'Mark Bittman for posting a recipe in his Minimalist column for citrus salsa made with red snapper, which is considered endangered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.”
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