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Definition of the noun snapper

What does snapper mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: snappers / snapper (fish) / snappers (fish)

  1. (American football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback
  2. flesh of any of various important food fishes of warm seas
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic term: saltwater fish = flesh of fish from the sea used as food
    • more specific term: red snapper = highly esteemed reddish lean flesh of snapper from Atlantic coast and Gulf of Mexico
    • part of: Chrysophrys auratus = Australian food fish having a pinkish body with blue spots
  3. a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends
  4. Australian food fish having a pinkish body with blue spots
  5. any of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters
  6. large-headed turtle with powerful hooked jaws found in or near water; prone to bite

Alternative definition of the noun snapper


  1. Any of some 100 different species of fish.
  2. [US] Any of a family of percoid fishes [Lutjanidae] especially the red snapper
  3. [Ireland] [slang] A baby (a human baby).
  4. [American football] - the player who snaps the ball to start the play.
  5. [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.
  6. [slang] One who takes snaps; a photographer.
  7. [US] [informal] snapping turtle


"Snapper" a.k.a. "The Snapper" is a 1993 Irish television film which was directed by Stephen Frears and starred Tina Kellegher, Colm Meaney and Brendan Gleeson. The film is based on the novel by Irish writer Roddy Doyle, about the Rabbitte family and their domestic adventures.


"Snapper" is a book by Alan Burridge.

  • subject: Adventure


"Snapper" is a computer game written by Jonathan Griffiths for the BBC Micro and released as one of the launch titles for Acornsoft in 1982. It was later released as one of Acornsoft's launch titles for the Acorn Electron in 1983.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • genres: Puzzle game, Strategy video game, Arcade game
  • publisher: Acornsoft
  • released in (33 years ago)


  1. Snapper is a fictional character from the Transformers series.
  2. Snapper is a fictional character from the 2009 film Alabama Moon.
  3. Snapper a.k.a. Do-mi is a fictional character from the 2006 film My Wife Is a Gangster 3.

There are other characters with in their name, like Snapper Foster.


"Snapper": Snapper is an EP by New Zealand indie rock group Snapper, released in 1988 through Flying Nun Records.


Snapper was the New Zealand performance indie/alternative band of the late Peter Gutteridge, previously in The Clean, The Chills and The Great Unwashed.


Snapper a.k.a. Snapper Inc.: Snapper, Inc. is a United States company, formerly based in McDonough, Georgia, that manufactures residential and professional lawn-care and snow-removal equipment. Snapper is known for its high-quality red "rear-engine" riding lawnmowers that are capable of standing on-end for storage or repairs, and for its claim to have invented the first self-propelled rotary lawn mower.

Phrases with Snapper

  1. Snapper Eel
  2. dog snapper
  3. hog snapper
  4. red snapper
  5. Blue Snapper
  6. gray snapper
  7. grey snapper
  8. King Snapper
  9. lane snapper
  10. Pale Snapper
  11. Pink Snapper
  12. Rosy Snapper
  13. Ruby Snapper
  14. Sand Snapper
  15. silk snapper
  16. Star Snapper
  17. Black Snapper
  18. Cocoa Snapper
  19. Pygmy Snapper
  20. Queen Snapper

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Snapper

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Google previewFavorite Fish and Fishing (1908)

by James Alexander Henshall

The red snapper is the most widely known, commercially, being shipped from Pensacola and Tampa to all Northern cities. It is a large, handsome fish...

Google preview50 Foods That Will Change Your Life (2013)

A Woman's Guide to Health and Vitality by Emma Sutherland

Snapper is an excellent source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, selenium and vitamin D. With a power-packed 21 grams of protein per 100 grams , snapper is the perfect meal to reduce insulin resistance and post-dinner sugar ...

Google previewEdible Fishes and Crustaceans of New South Wales (1893)

by James Douglas Ogilby

In the condensed report of the Koyal Commission the following passages occur : — " The Snapper is the most valuable of Australian fishes, not for its superior excellence, for we have many more delicious, but for the abundant and regular ...

Google previewProceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science (1917)

The Snapper is a vicious brute. When attacked it neither retreats nor withdraws into its shell as most species do, but shows fight at once, snapping viciously at any object held near it. It will even leap forward toward its tormentor. When its jaws ...

Google previewThe Young Folks' Cyclopædia of Natural History (1905)

by John Denison Champlin

The Gray Snapper is an excellent food-fish and is much sought by anglers, as it takes the hook readily and is very active. Griscus (Latin) means "gray." SNAPPING BUG. See BEETLE (Click Beetle). SNAP'PING TURTLE. See TURTLE. SNIPE ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (2010)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS Red snapper is an excellent source of protein, potassium, selenium, and vitamin B12. In addition, cod is a very good source of vitamin B6, niacin, and phosphorous. A 31⁄2-ounce (100 gram) serving contains ...

Google previewAccustomed to Her Face (2016)

Thirty-Five Character Actresses of Golden Age Hollywood by Axel Nissen

Snapper is an inveterate pessimist, who always has a maudlin story on hand ...

Google previewMaking Poetry Matter (2013)

International Research on Poetry Pedagogy by Sue Dymoke, Andrew Lambirth, Anthony Wilson

Gary Snapper refers to Richard Andrews' observation that our ideas of teaching ...

Google previewMany Moons Ago (2008)

A Memoir in Poetry and Story by Fred McCue

The Snapper is the worst, the elders called them mshiikenh, and when they get big they call them maakinookii. The small pointed turtle ...

Google previewMunchies (2004)

Cook What You Want, Eat What You Like, Finally, a Cookbook Even You Will Use by Kevin Telles Roberts

Red snapper is a reddish pink color and very lean and firm. You can 't eat your goldfish but there are some very tasty little silvery fish that you can eat.

Google previewAnaphora (2000)

A Cross-linguistic Approach by Yan Huang

sakana red snapper-NOM good-PRES fish 'fish. as for which red snapper is the best'; (c) (Korean. Na and Huck 1993) *[kwukhwa-ka olayka-nun] ...

Google previewFodor's 2009 U.S. and British Virgin Islands (2008)

by Inc. Fodor's Travel Publications

The almond-crust yellowtail snapper is a house specialty. Spicy ierl<-seasoned swordfisli and grilled tuna topped with a yummy mango-rum sauce are also good bets. This is one of the few independent restaurants serving Sunday brunch.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2011)

by Colin Larkin

Peter Green Splinter Group (Red Snapper 1997), with Nigel Watson The Robert Johnson Songbook (Artisan/Snapper 1998), with the Splinter Group Soho Session ...

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Fish and Fish Products (2009)

by OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

+ RED SNAPPER (Atlantic – N.America) Lutjanus analis (c) VIVANEAU SORBE (Atlantique – Ame ́rique du Nord) MUTTON SNAPPER (Atlantic ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1915)

MANGROVE SNAPPER. A fish, the gray snapper (q.v.), so called in Florida and the Bahamas because the young abound in the protection of the mangrove trees which everywhere border the seacoast. MANGROVE SWAMP. A plant formation ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Animal Predators (2017)

Protect Your Livestock, Poultry, and Pets; Identify the Tracks and Signs of More Than 30 Predators; Learn about Each Predator's Traits and Behaviors by Janet Vorwald Dohner

Compared with the common snapper, the alligator snapping turtle has a small range. Some experts divide the Macrochelys into 3 separate species: the Apalachicola (M. apalachicolae), the Suwannee (M. suwanniensis), and the ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary: R-S (1904)

by Joseph Wright

SNAPPER, sb.1 e.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ecology (2014)

Snapper (a) (b) Figure 8 The effects of fishing on nearshore. phosphorus in temperate lake eutrophication. To separate the effects of phosphorus and nitrate, the researchers split a lake with a curtain and fertilized one side with carbon and ...

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Quotes about Snapper

Snapper, to stumble. Even the best of men may err.
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Scrabble value of S1N1A1P3P3E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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