snapper

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noun snap·per \ˈsna-pər\

Definition of snapper

plural

snappers

  1. 1 :  one that snaps: asa :  something (as a remark) that gives new orientation to a situation or utteranceb (1) :  snapping turtle (2) :  click beetle

  2. 2 plural also snapper a :  any of numerous active carnivorous fishes (family Lutjanidae) of warm seas important as food and often as sport fishesb :  any of several immature fishes (as the young of the bluefish) that resemble a snapper

Circa 1587

First Known Use of snapper

circa 1587


SNAPPER Defined for English Language Learners

snapper

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noun snap·per \ˈsna-pər\

Definition of snapper for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SNAPPER Defined for Kids

snapper

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noun snap·per \ˈsna-pər\

Definition of snapper for Students

  1. 1 :  snapping turtle

  2. 2 :  an active fish of warm seas that is caught for sport and food


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