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schnapper

[shnap-er, snap-]
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noun
  1. a food fish, Pagrosomus auratus, occurring in large numbers off the shores of Australia and New Zealand.
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Origin of schnapper

1820–30; variant of snapper; sch < German
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Examples from the Web for schnapper

Historical Examples

  • The schnapper, the best of all Australian fish, is too well known to English visitors to describe in detail.

    By Rock and Pool on an Austral Shore, and Other Stories

    Louis Becke

  • The schnapper, the best of all Australian fish, is too well known to here enter into a detailed description.

  • On reaching the deck we found the officers and crew hauling in schnapper as fast as they could bait their hooks.

    Reminiscences of Queensland

    William Henry Corfield


British Dictionary definitions for schnapper

schnapper

noun
  1. a variant of snapper (def. 1), snapper (def. 2)
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