[ snik ]
/ snɪk /

verb (used with object)

to cut, snip, or nick.
to strike sharply: He snicked the ball with his cue.
to snap or click (a gun, trigger, etc.).

verb (used without object)

to click.


Nearby words

  1. snellen chart,
  2. snellen test,
  3. snellen's test types,
  4. sng,
  5. snib,
  6. snicker,
  7. snickersnee,
  8. snicket,
  9. snickometer,
  10. snide

Origin of snick

1550–60; origin uncertain; compare Scots sneck to cut (off), Old Norse snikka to whittle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for snick


/ (snɪk) /


a small cut; notch
a knot in thread, etc
  1. a glancing blow off the edge of the bat
  2. the ball so hit

verb (tr)

to cut a small corner or notch in (material, etc)
cricket to hit (the ball) with a snick

Word Origin for snick

C18: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse snikka to whittle, Swedish snicka

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Word Origin and History for snick
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