from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who sneaks.
  • noun A shoe designed for outdoor activity, usually made of canvas with a rubber sole.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who sneaks; one who wants spirit; a sneak.
  • noun A drinking-vessel: a kind of punch-bowl.
  • noun Same as grub, 4.
  • noun plural Low heelless canvas shoes with rubber soles.

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

  • noun One who sneaks.
  • noun Prov. Eng. A vessel of drink.
  • noun A type of soft shoe with a flat, pliable, typically rubber or other soft sole, and canvas-like upper, used in sports such as tennis, or for comfort. Called sneaker because they give no warning of one's approach. Usually used in the pl.
  • noun obsolete A punch bowl.

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

  • noun One who sneaks.
  • noun An athletic shoe with a soft, rubber sole.
  • noun UK, dialect, archaic A vessel of drink.

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

  • noun someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
  • noun a canvas shoe with a pliable rubber sole


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