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sniggle

[ snig-uhl ]
/ ˈsnɪg əl /
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verb (used without object), snig·gled, snig·gling.
to fish for eels by thrusting a baited hook into their lurking places.
verb (used with object), snig·gled, snig·gling.
to catch by sniggling.
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Origin of sniggle

1645–55; snig eel (late Middle English snigge) + -le

OTHER WORDS FROM sniggle

snig·gler [snig-ler], /ˈsnɪg lər/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sniggle

sniggle
/ (ˈsnɪɡəl) /

verb
(intr) to fish for eels by dangling or thrusting a baited hook into cavities
(tr) to catch (eels) by sniggling
noun
the baited hook used for sniggling eels

Derived forms of sniggle

sniggler, noun

Word Origin for sniggle

C17: from C15 snig young eel
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