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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun snapper:


Definition of Snapper

What does Snapper mean?


  1. (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
    • 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


  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

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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"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 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.


Snapper is a fictional character from the Transformers series. He should not be confused with Rippersnapper, a Decepticon with a similar name.

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


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


Snapper was a New Zealand indie/alternative band formed by Peter Gutteridge, previously in The Clean, The Chills and The Great Unwashed.

There are other groups with Snapper in their name, like Red Snapper.


Snapper a.k.a. Snapper Inc.: Snapper, Inc. is a United States company that makes residential and professional lawn care and snow removal equipment, based in McDonough, Georgia. Most known for their high-quality red "rear-engine" riding lawnmower, which comes with either their patented hi-vac cutting deck, or side discharge, and is capable of standing on end for storage, or repairs.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Snapper

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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 previewArtificial Reefs in Fisheries Management (2011)

by Stephen A. Bortone, Frederico Pereira Brandini, Gianna Fabi, Shinya Otake

IntroDuCtIon Red snapper is an extremely important fish species in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

Google previewBiology, Fisheries, and Culture of Tropical Groupers and Snappers (1996)

Proceedings of an EPOMEX/ICLARM International Workshop on Tropical Snappers and Groupers, Held at the University of Campeche, Campeche, Mexico, 26-29 October 1993 by Francisco Arreguín-Sánchez, J. L. Munro, M. C. Balgos, Daniel Pauly

Blackfin snappers were found at the middle shelf off South Carolina during the MARMAP survey (Fig. 1). Usual habitat for the blackfin snapper is the shelf edge or live bottom areas from 9 to 219 m (Grimes etal. 1977). This species is common  ...

Google previewReview of Recreational Fisheries Survey Methods (2006)

by Committee on the Review of Recreational Fisheries Survey Methods, Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council

Economic and Social Information Red snapper is the most valuable commercial reef fish fishery in the Gulf of Mexico, with dockside landings worth over S9 million in 1998. Individual fishing quotas are being considered in the directed ...

Google previewThe Household Cook Book (1902)

A Complete ... Collection of New ... Recipes, Including Every Department of Domestic Cookery ... Also Containing Medical and Toilet Hints, Invalid Cookery ...

Snapper is a name applied to several different fish in the U. S. Tho red snapper is a fish found along the gulf coast of the U. S. It resembles the porgy and ...

Google previewPonapean-English Dictionary (1979)

by Kenneth L. Rehg, Damian G. Sohl

red snapper, Lutjanus bohar: kihr en ...

Google previewThe New international encyclopaedia (1918)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

SNAPPER SNELL (Antirrhinum majus), a favorite plant with many fine varieties used for flower beds, borders, and rockeries, is the most frequently cultivated species. It is a native of Europe and bears racemes of variously colored flowers.

Google previewShakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary (2012)

by Alexander Schmidt

Snapper: witsnapper. Snare: ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rural Sports ... (18??)

by John Henry Walsh

Snapper. Drum, (two species.) Grouper. Kingfish. Sheepshead. Tailorfish, (called Blue- Sea Bass. fish in the North.) Striped Bass, (Rockfish.) fish in season in february.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ecology, Five-Volume Set (2008)

In northeastern New Zealand's two oldest marine reserves, the Leigh Marine Reserve and Tawharanui Marine Park, previously fished predators, snapper ( Pagrur aumrur) and rock lobster (7mm edwardriz'), have increased in abundance by ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Tracks and Scats (2004)

A Comprehensive Guide to the Trackable Animals of the United States and Canada by Len McDougall

as the most widespread turtle in North America, the northern snapper is the dominant aquatic carnivore in most habitats where it lives. In size ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1920)

A Library of Universal Knowledge

The red snapper (Lutjanus aya) is a handsome rose-red fish, the young with a black blotch on the side. It attains a length of 254 feet and a weight of 25 pounds, and is economically the most important of the group. Throughout the West Indian  ...

Google previewThe world-wide encyclopedia and gazetteer (1908)

by William Harrison De Puy

SNAPPER, a common name for the voracious carnivorous fishes of the tsxsuXjLutgamdte. There are several species in the United States. Among them may be mentioned the red-snapper (Lutga- nus vivanus), of the Gulf states. This is a large, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Film Directors (2009)

by Jerry Roberts

The Snapper aired on the BBC and then was released theatrically in America by Miramax Films.

Google previewYir-Yoront Lexicon (1991)

Sketch and Dictionary of an Australian Language by Barry Alpher

'red snapper' (but L. gibbus is poisonous). Also identified as red emperor, (king snapper, Lutjanus sebae), and as L. malabaricus; also with large salt-water bream, also as 'grunter' . PURR-PO- PAR ...

Google previewShakespeare-Lexicon (1902)

A Complete Dictionary of All the English Words, Phrases and Constructions in the Works of the Poet by Alexander Schmidt

Snapper: wit-snapper. Snare: ensnare. Snout: urchin-snouted. Snow: mountain- snow; o'ersnowed. Snuff: scent-snuffing. So: also; howsoever; insomuch; whoso. Soar: high-soaring. Sober: perpetual-sober. Sociable: insociable. Soft: flower-soft  ...

Google previewStokes' Encyclopedia of Familiar Quotations (1906)

Containing Five Thousand Selections from Six Hundred Authors; with a Complete General Index and an Index of Authors

Slap-dash into the water; And the snakes committed suicide To save themselves from slaughter, Henry Bennett, St, Patrich Was a Gentleman Snapper -up, — A snapper-up of unconsidered trifles, Shakespeare, Winter's Tale, iv, 3 [2] Sneer, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Mysterious Handprints (2011)

by Donald J. Sobol

Along with a few snapper and ...

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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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