Definition of snig in English:

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Pronunciation: /snɪɡ/

verb (snigs, snigging, snigged)

[with object] Australian /NZ
Drag (a heavy load, especially timber) using ropes or chains: bullock teams would snig the logs to the winder
More example sentences
  • That duo blocked, tackled, tipped and snigged, caught, lifted and cleared a mountain of ball.
  • A nice deep channel became evident in front of camp toward low tide and the choice was to beach the boats or snig them further down the bank.
  • From there the bullocks would later snig them to Tallow Beach or Byron Bay for loading through the surf onto ships.


Late 18th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with snig

big, brig, dig, fig, gig, grig, jig, lig, pig, prig, rig, sprig, swig, tig, trig, twig, Whig, wig

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