verb snig·gle \ˈsni-gəl\

Definition of sniggle




play \-g(ə-)liŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to fish for eels by thrusting a baited hook into their hiding places

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to catch (an eel) by sniggling

Origin and Etymology of sniggle

English dialect snig small eel, from Middle English snygge

First Known Use: 1653

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