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snick

[ snik ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to cut, snip, or nick.
  2. to strike sharply:

    He snicked the ball with his cue.

  3. to snap or click (a gun, trigger, etc.).


verb (used without object)

  1. to click.

noun

  1. a small cut; nick.
  2. a click.
  3. Cricket.
    1. a glancing blow given to the ball.
    2. the ball so hit.

snick

/ snɪk /

noun

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


verb

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of snick1

1550–60; origin uncertain; compare Scots sneck to cut (off ), Old Norse snikka to whittle

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Word History and Origins

Origin of snick1

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

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Example Sentences

There's blamed liars round here snick'rin' in their whiskers, and sayin' that you've backed me down.

Now look at the latest returns on the career of my old grammar school chum, Snick Butters.

Why, he would make two of Snick, this Hermy would, and he has a pair of shoulders like a truck horse.

One straight insertion, one snick of a tendon, and it was all over without a stain upon the white towel which lay beneath.

Then the eldest brother cut off the head; snick-snack, and carried it to the chief.

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