Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who lays snares or entangles; one who catches animals with snares.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who lays snares, or entraps.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who lays snares, or entraps.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who sets snares for birds or small animals

Etymologies

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snare +‎ -er

Examples

  • The light which was breaking through the gloom and confusion of Andreyev's early work was the conception of man as the son of eternity, a citizen of countless worlds, a sun-snarer.

    Leonid Andreyev: 1871-1919

  • Behold, now, Miss Esmé Elliot, snarer of men's eyes and hearts, sharpening her wits and weapons for the fray; aye, even preparing her pitfall.

    The Clarion

  • Then I sat down in a beautiful spot to watch the life about me, and to catch the snarer at his abominable work.

    Secret of the Woods

  • She sat in that chair by the fire, gazing at the hissing logs as they spat at the flames that licked them, and felt all the powerlessness, all the impotence, that the frightened rabbit knows when it is caught in the device of the snarer.

    Sally Bishop A Romance

  • Gavin was also a famous hare-snarer at a time when the ploughman looked upon this form of poaching as his perquisite.

    Auld Licht Idyls

  • Gavin was also a famous hare-snarer at a time when the ploughman looked upon this form of poaching as his perquisite.

    Auld Licht Idylls

  • Chapter CLII provided a house for the deceased in the Celestial Anu, and Chapter * CLIII-A and * CLIII-B enabled his soul to avoid capture in the net of the snarer of souls.

    The Book of the Dead

  • And suppose one told her that if she lured it down to earth from the glorious safety of the skies, she would bring it to captivity or death at the hand of the snarer.

    Moon of Israel

  • It was this that gave the name to that mountain, which should properly be called _Alehe-ka-la_ (sun snarer), and not _Haleakala_.

    Hawaiian Folk Tales A Collection of Native Legends

  • It required skill and nice handling, and the split-sleeved boy was the most accomplished snarer of all.

    Old Caravan Days

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