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.
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
Word Origin for sniggle
C17: from C15 snig young eel
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