noun snap·per \ˈsna-pər\

: a type of fish that lives in the ocean and that is eaten as food

American football : the player who passes the ball to another player at the start of a play

plural snappers

Full Definition of SNAPPER

:  one that snaps: as
a :  something (as a remark) that gives new orientation to a situation or utterance
b (1) :  snapping turtle
(2) :  click beetle
plural also snapper
a :  any of numerous active carnivorous fishes (family Lutjanidae) of warm seas important as food and often as sport fishes
b :  any of several immature fishes (as the young of the bluefish) that resemble a snapper

First Known Use of SNAPPER

circa 1587
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noun snap·per \ˈsna-pər\

Definition of SNAPPER for Kids

:  an active fish of warm seas that is caught for sport and food
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