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Meaning of SNAPPER

Pronunciation:  'snapur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  large-headed turtle with powerful hooked jaws found in or near water; prone to bite
  2. [n]  any of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters
  3. [n]  Australian food fish having a pinkish body with blue spots
  4. [n]  a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends
  5. [n]  flesh of any of various important food fishes of warm seas
  6. [n]  (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback; "the center fumbled the handoff"

SNAPPER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: center, Chelydra serpentina, Chrysophrys auratus, common snapping turtle, cracker, cracker bonbon
 See Also: Chelydra, Chrysophrys, Chrysophrys auratus, family Lutjanidae, favor, favour, food fish, genus Chelydra, genus Chrysophrys, gray snapper, lineman, Lutjanidae, Lutjanus analis, Lutjanus apodus, Lutjanus blackfordi, Lutjanus griseus, mangrove snapper, mutton snapper, muttonfish, Ocyurus chrysurus, party favor, party favour, percoid, percoid fish, percoidean, red snapper, red snapper, saltwater fish, schoolmaster, snapper, snapper, snapping turtle, sparid, sparid fish, yellowtail, yellowtail snapper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Snap"per\, n.
    1. (Teleg.) A device with a flexible metal tongue for
       producing clicks like those of the sounder.
    2. A string bean. [Colloq., U. S.]
  2. \Snap"per\, n.
    1. One who, or that which, snaps; as, a snapper up of
       trifles; the snapper of a whip.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of large sparoid
       food fishes of the genus {Lutjanus}, abundant on the
       southern coasts of the United States and on both coasts of
       tropical America.
    Note: The red snapper ({Lutjanus aya, or Blackfordi}) and the
          gray, or mangrove, snapper ({L. griseus}) are large and
          abundant species. The name is loosely applied to
          various other fishes, as the bluefish, the rosefish,
          the red grouper, etc. See {Rosefish}.
    3. (Zo["o]l.) A snapping turtle; as, the alligator snapper.
    4. (Zo["o]l.) The green woodpecker, or yaffle.
    5. (Zo["o]l.) A snap beetle.