[ 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.


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. 2020

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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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