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.
- See sneck.
- transitive v. To cut slightly; to strike, or strike off, as by cutting.
- transitive v. To hit (a ball) lightly.
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
And with the click came another small sound, a brittle sound, barely heard; a sound like "snick," The trap was sprung.
You'd hear a kind of snick, and see a bit of dust and plaster drop from the wall, and a hole appear that the plaster dropped out of.
I turned the key and heard the elevator lock "snick" into place.
From the minute I'd heard the "snick" of the tiny padlock securing it at my throat I'd wanted it off.
The gearboxes were also spot-on, with every shift coming not only crisply and precisely but also with a certain mechanical "snick" that's lacking in, say, a Civic from Honda Motors.
Meiklejohn received three bullets through his upper right arm, one through the right forearm, a finger blown away, a bullet through the left thigh, two bullets through the helmet, a "snick" in the neck, while his sword and scabbard were literally shot to pieces.
Almost simultaneously there was a sharp metallic "snick," an electric bulb hanging from the ceiling flamed out luminously, a cupboard door flashed open, a voice cried out in joyous, perfect English: "Thank God for a man!"
His name is Charles Sherrod, and he was an early leader of the Student Non-Violent Coodinating Commitee, or SNCC (pronounced "snick").
The group, nicknamed "snick" for its SNCC initials, was established at Shaw University in Raleigh on April 15, 1960, in the aftermath of the Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins two months earlier.
The keyboard slides out with a satisfying "snick" and the keys are spaced just right for comfortable typing.
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