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schnapper

[ shnap-er, snap- ]

noun

  1. a food fish, Pagrosomus auratus, occurring in large numbers off the shores of Australia and New Zealand.


schnapper

/ ˈʃnæpə /

noun

  1. a variant of snapper snapper


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Word History and Origins

Origin of schnapper1

1820–30; variant of snapper; sch < German
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Example Sentences

According to G. Schnapper Arndt; founded on recent census figures, around the close of the century.

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

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

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

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