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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 was the New Zealand performance indie/alternative band of the late 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, 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.


Snapper is a fictional character from the Transformers series.

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 Records.


"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.

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

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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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 previewIntroduction To Caribbean Coral Reefs (2010)

by William S. Alevizon

The yellowtail snapper is a curious fish, and will frequently follow divers. Sharks are not everyday sights on most Caribbean reefs [Figure 6-4]. Most are shy and will quickly leave an area upon noting the presence of divers. The most common ...

Google previewA New Voyage Round the World (1699)

by William Dampier

The Snapper is a Fish much like a Roach, but a great deal bigger. It hath a large Head and Mouth, and great Gills. The back is of a bright red, the belly of a Silver Colour : The Scales are as broad as a Shilling. The Snapper is excellent Meat.

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Fish and Fish Products (2009)

by OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

ROUGE MANGROVE SNAPPER (Atlantic – Europe/N.America) Also called GRAY SNAPPER (N.America).

+ RED SNAPPER + VIVANEAU CAMPÉCHE (Atlantic – N.America) (Atlantique – Ame ́rique du Nord) ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of Ecology, Five-Volume Set (2014)

Online version

– – 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 ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

Aprion virescens (snapper), Balistaidesconspicillum(mggetfis\>), Caranx (jacks). Cephalopholis argus (seabass, grouper). Clupanodon thrissa (herring). Coris gaimardi (wrasse), Engraulis japonicus (anchovy), Epibulus insidiator (wrasse), ...

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

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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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