- to cut, snip, or nick.
- to strike sharply: He snicked the ball with his cue.
- to snap or click (a gun, trigger, etc.).
- to click.
- a small cut; nick.
- a click.
- a glancing blow given to the ball.
- the ball so hit.
Origin of snick
Related Words for snicksplinter, chop, nick, crack, hack, whack, gash, slice, crumble, clip, fragment, split, chisel, damage, flake, incise, break, shape, hew, whittle
Examples from the Web for snick
Historical Examples of snick
Is this something you dreamed, Snick,” says I, “or is it a sample of your megaphone talk?Odd Numbers
The stranger bent over him; then the deft “snick” of a sharp knife.Renshaw Fanning's Quest
The snick of the key came next and they came into the hallway.The Fourth R
George Oliver Smith
I heard the snick of the whips somewhere in the dust, and the fillies came back at a canter, very shocked and indignant.From Sea to Sea
A good drive at golf is quite as fine a thing to look at as a snick to the boundary on the cricket field.The Spirit of the Links
- a small cut; notch
- a knot in thread, etc
- a glancing blow off the edge of the bat
- the ball so hit
- to cut a small corner or notch in (material, etc)
- cricket to hit (the ball) with a snick
Word Origin for snick
1962, American English, from common pronunciation of SNCC, initialism for "Student Non-violent Co-ordinating Committee," black civil rights organization.
"cut, clip, snip," c.1700, back-formation from snickersnee.