- a food fish, Pagrosomus auratus, occurring in large numbers off the shores of Australia and New Zealand.
Origin of schnapper
1820–30; variant of snapper; sch < German
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Examples from the Web for schnapper
The schnapper, the best of all Australian fish, is too well known to English visitors to describe in detail.
The schnapper, the best of all Australian fish, is too well known to here enter into a detailed description.Rdan The Devil And Other Stories
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
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