A large edible game fish of the Caribbean that is sometimes found in brackish water.
- Centropomus undecimalis, family Centropomidae
- The saltwater river harbors prized snook, trout, largemouth bass, redfish, and even tarpon.
- I also planned to fish the Indian / Banana river and Mosquito lagoon for redfish, snook, sea trout and ladyfish.
- Yeah, problem was, there literally wasn't anybody to paddle out with, and I could see all the mullet, and the snook, tarpon and sharks feeding on them out there.
late 17th century: from Dutch snoek 'pike'.
noun(in phrase cock a snook) informal , chiefly British
1.1Openly show contempt or a lack of respect for someone or something; thumb one’s nose: he spent a lifetime cocking a snook at the art world
More example sentences
- Rather than making money, criminals may simply want to display their prowess - cocking a snook at the establishment and earning the respect of their peers in the underworld.
- It does not mind cocking a snook at conventional codes in the process.
- Proper in his manner, he was still not beyond cocking a snook at authority.
late 18th century: of unknown origin.