Definitions for: Snapper


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.]


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.

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

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