Definition of snig in English:


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Pronunciation: /snɪg

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.

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