intransitive verb-·gled, -·gling
to fish for eels by putting a baited hook into their hiding holes
Origin of snigglefrom dialect, dialectal snig, eel from Middle English snygge, young eel, probably akin to snegge, snail, akin to German schnecke: for Indo-European base see snail
to catch (eels) by this method
verbsnig·gled, snig·gling, snig·gles
To fish for eels by thrusting a baited hook into their hiding places.
To catch (an eel) in this manner.
Origin of sniggleFrom dialectal snig a small eel from Middle English snigge probably akin to snegge a snail akin to Old English snægl snail
(third-person singular simple present sniggles, present participle sniggling, simple past and past participle sniggled)
See snig (“a kind of eel").