sniggle

verb
snig·​gle | \ˈsni-gəl \
sniggled; sniggling\ ˈsni-​g(ə-​)liŋ \

Definition of sniggle 

intransitive verb

: to fish for eels by thrusting a baited hook into their hiding places

transitive verb

: to catch (an eel) by sniggling

First Known Use of sniggle

1653, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for sniggle

English dialect snig small eel, from Middle English snygge

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