from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cut with short strokes; snip: snicked off a corner of the material.
- transitive v. To make a small cut in; nick.
- transitive v. To cause (something) to click: I snicked the door shut.
- intransitive v. To snip: snicked with the shears.
- intransitive v. To make a nick or nicks.
- intransitive v. To click: The latch snicked open.
- n. A cut made by snicking.
- n. A clicking sound: "I heard a little snick and a flashlight came on” ( Anthony Hyde).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cut or snip
- v. to hit the ball with the edge of the bat, causing a slight deflection
- n. a small deflection of the ball off the side of the bat; often carries to the wicketkeeper for a catch
- v. to make something click, to make a clicking noise
- n. a sharp clicking sound
- v. Alternative form of sneck.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small cut or mark.
- n. A slight hit or tip of the ball, often unintentional.
- n. A knot or irregularity in yarn.
- n. A snip or cut, as in the hair of a beast.
- transitive v. To cut slightly; to strike, or strike off, as by cutting.
- transitive v. To hit (a ball) lightly.
- See sneck.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cut; clip; snip; nick.
- n. A small cut; a snip; a nick.
- n. In cricket, a hit in which the bat is but slightly moved, the ball glancing off it.
- n. A knot or kink, as in yarn or thread where it is twisted too tightly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a glancing contact with the ball off the edge of the cricket bat
- v. hit a glancing blow with the edge of the bat
- v. cut slightly, with a razor
- n. a small cut
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably from snick or snee. (Wiktionary)