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dialectal variant of sneap


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transitive verb

: taper
specifically : to bevel the end of (a timber) to fit against an inclined surface (as of a ship)

intransitive verb

: to taper a timber

Word History



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“Snape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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