Definition of snapper in English:

snapper

Line breaks: snap|per
Pronunciation: /ˈsnapə
 
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noun

  • 1A marine fish that is typically reddish and is valued as food, in particular:
    • a fish of a widespread tropical family (Lutjanidae, the snapper family), which snaps its toothed jaws. See also red snappera fish of Australasian coastal waters (Chrysophrys auratus, family Sparidae).
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    • Common fish which can give ciguatera fish poisoning include groupers, barracudas, snappers, and mackerel.
    • Small hard-skinned fish such as snappers, grouper, breams and hind should be gutted and scaled on capture and kept in slurry.
    • This is a fantastic summer main course, served with a crunchy green salad on the side. Use a firm, flaky white fish such as snapper, cod or sea bass.
  • 2 another term for snapping turtle.
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    • The snapper is Canada's largest freshwater turtle. It can attain a shell length of 45 cm and weights exceeding 15 kg. Its serpentine neck, massive head, muscular legs, and relatively long tail make it seem even larger.
  • 3British informal A photographer: tabloid snappers were crowding the stage door
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    • Digital cameras have revolutionised the world of photography, but many snappers are shocked when they realise just how much it costs to print those fabulous pictures of little Emily.
    • Five keen snappers received free photography tuition from a professional in a project supported by the Greater Woolwich neighbourhood renewal panel.
    • In the second show of Nunnnington Hall's spring and summer programme, the iconic photography of British snapper Terry O'Neill will be on view from May 1 to June 25.
  • 4A paper cracker, or the part of a cracker that makes a bang.
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    • Insert the snapper, party favours and confetti or decorative shred into the roll. Make sure the ends of the snapper extend beyond the end of the cracker.
    • Insert pull-snapper so that the ends protrude equally from the ends of the tube.
  • 5 American Football A centre player.
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    • He is one of the league's best, and coach Bill Cowher doesn't believe in using a position player as a long snapper just to save a roster spot.
    • Happe also served as the Beaver's long snapper on punts and placekicks.
    • Rob Davis, the Packers' long snapper, is the first player from Shippensburg (Pa.) College to play in the NFL.

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