Snapper meaning

snăp'ər
A person or thing that snaps.
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One who, or that which, snaps.

A snapper-up of trifles.

The snapper of a whip.

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Any of approximately 100 different species of fish.
  • (Australia, New Zealand) The fish Chrysophrys auratus, especially an adult of the species; the young are called cockney, then red bream, then squire, before reaching adulthood.
  • (US) Any of the family Lutjanidae of percoid fishes, especially the red snapper.
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(Ireland, slang) A (human) baby.

1990, Roddy Doyle, The Snapper.

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(American football) The player who snaps the ball to start the play.
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(US) Small, paper-wrapped item containing a minute quantity of explosive composition coated on small bits of sand, which explodes noisily when thrown onto a hard surface.
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(slang) One who takes snaps; a photographer.
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(US, informal) The snapping turtle.
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The green woodpecker, or yaffle.
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A snap beetle.
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