sniggle

[ snig-uhl ]
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verb (used without object),snig·gled, snig·gling.
  1. to fish for eels by thrusting a baited hook into their lurking places.

verb (used with object),snig·gled, snig·gling.
  1. to catch by sniggling.

Origin of sniggle

1
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
  1. (intr) to fish for eels by dangling or thrusting a baited hook into cavities

  2. (tr) to catch (eels) by sniggling

noun
  1. the baited hook used for sniggling eels

Origin of sniggle

1
C17: from C15 snig young eel

Derived forms of sniggle

  • sniggler, noun

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