any of several large marine food fishes of the family Lutjanidae.
any of various other fishes, as the bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix.
Informal. a person in charge of a group of workers.
a tuft or knot of cotton, horsehair, hemp, etc., at the tip of a whip's lash; cracker; popper.
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How to use snapper in a sentence
Each program generally has three scholarships allocated to kickers, punters, snappers.Placekickers With NFL Dreams Face A Winding, Risky Path | Marisa Ingemi | December 18, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
We meet our snapper first as a whippersnapper—shot by who knows?How Horst Captured Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, and Vivien Leigh—and Changed Fashion Photography | Patrick Strudwick | September 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One afternoon at 5:30 p.m., we sit in the dining room as Doug briefs the staff about the evening special: Hawaiian pink snapper.A Magical Meal at Louie’s Backyard in the Conch Republic | Jane & Michael Stern | July 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Just one freelance snapper was alert enough to photograph the royal cars as they rolled up to a back entrance of the hospital.It’s a Boy! Kate Middleton Gives Birth to a Future King | Tom Sykes | July 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Samples claimed to be tuna and snapper had the highest fail rates, at 59 percent and 87 percent, respectively.
Only seven of 120 samples of “red snapper” purchased nationwide actually proved to be red snapper.
Sometimes it's snapper and sometimes it's Klick; I don't know which is which, but one of them has adenoids.
At last Mr. snapper could blow no more, and with profuse thanks we gathered ourselves, together and departed.
If she should ask her mother, a string of questions would ensue, with "No" for a snapper.A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties | Charles Major
I suggested comfort in the idea of red snapper at Pensacola.Four Years in Rebel Capitals | T. C. DeLeon
And yet Powell, if he will forgive me for saying so, was the merest whipper-snapper.Mystic London: | Charles Maurice Davies
British Dictionary definitions for snapper
any large sharp-toothed percoid food fish of the family Lutjanidae of warm and tropical coastal regions: See also red snapper
a sparid food fish, Chrysophrys auratus, of Australia and New Zealand, that has a pinkish body covered with blue spots
- Also called (for senses 1, 2): schnapper
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