- to fish for eels by thrusting a baited hook into their lurking places.
- to catch by sniggling.
Origin of sniggle
1645–55; snig eel (late Middle English snigge) + -le
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- (intr) to fish for eels by dangling or thrusting a baited hook into cavities
- (tr) to catch (eels) by sniggling
- the baited hook used for sniggling eels
C17: from C15 snig young eel