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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 preview50 Foods That Will Change Your Life (2013)

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

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 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 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 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 previewFrommer's Puerto Rico (2004)

by Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

Gtilled red snapper is a specialty, and you can order it with almost any sauce you wanr, although the chef recommends one made from olive oil, herbs, lemon, and toasred garlic. The cuisine here has both flait and flavor. Calte San iorge 609 ...

Google previewAutomated Integration of Biomedical Information for the Support of Genome-wide Association Studies (2008)

by Abhijit R. Tendulkar

SNAPPER is a program which assigns conservation scores 23.

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 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 previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

Aprion virescens (snapper), Balistoides conspicillum (triggerfish), 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 English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: T-Z. Supplement. Bibliography. Grammar (1905)

by Joseph Wright

WHOPPER SNAPPER, see Whipper-snapper. WHOP STRAW, see Whapstraw. WHOR, see Or, int., Wer, What. WHORAGE, sb. Dor. Also in form horridge. A house or nest of bad characters. Barnes Poems (1863) Gl. WHORE, sb. Brks. Cor .

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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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