- The definition of a snare is a tool for trapping something or a type of drum.
- An example of a snare is a crab trap.
- An example of a snare is a pipe drum.
- To snare is defined as to catch or trap something.
An example of to snare is to catch a fish.
snare definition by Webster's New World
- a kind of trap for small animals, usually consisting of a noose which jerks tight upon the release of a spring trigger
- anything dangerous, risky, etc. that tempts or attracts; thing by which a person is entangled; trap
- any of a set of spiraled wires or of gut strung across the bottom of a snare drum for added vibration
- a snare drum
- Surgery a wire noose for removing tumors, polyps, etc.
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English sneare ; from Old Norse snara, akin to Old High German snarha ; from Indo-European an unverified form (s)nerk- ; from base an unverified form (s)ner-, to twist: see narcotic
- snarer noun
snare definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A trapping device, often consisting of a noose, used for capturing birds and small mammals.
- Something that serves to entangle the unwary.
- A surgical instrument with a wire loop controlled by a mechanism in the handle, used to remove growths, such as tumors and polyps.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English snearu and from Old Norse snara.
- snarˈer noun
- Any of the wires or cords stretched across the lower drumhead of a snare drum so as to vibrate against it.
- A snare drum.
Origin: Probably from Dutch snaar, string, from Middle Dutch snāre.
snare - Medical Definition