any basslike fish of the genus Centropomus, especially C. undecimalis, inhabiting waters off Florida and the West Indies and south to Brazil, valued as food and game.
any of several related marine fishes.
Other definitions for snook (2 of 2)
a gesture of defiance, disrespect, or derision.
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How to use snook in a sentence
On Pushing Daisies, her Olive snook was lonely, lovesick, and brokenhearted, while still positively hysterical.Kristin Chenoweth on Her Darker Role in ‘Family Weekend’ | Kevin Fallon | March 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Along the edges of shoals and mud-flats and over grassy banks the snook will be found at home.Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others | James Alexander Henshall
Owing to this dark stripe the cobia is sometimes called sergeant-fish, thus confounding it with the snook.Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others | James Alexander Henshall
It is known as snook on the east coast, and as rovallia on the west coast, a corruption of its Cuban name, robalo.Favorite Fish and Fishing | James Alexander Henshall
It was carved all over with the totemic images of the eagle and the brown bear, the totems of snook's family.Adventures in Alaska | Samuel Hall Young
A few days after this visit to snook's house I was sitting in my house, which was within the stockade of the old fort.Adventures in Alaska | Samuel Hall Young
British Dictionary definitions for snook (1 of 2)
any of several large game fishes of the genus Centropomus, esp C. undecimalis of tropical American marine and fresh waters: family Centropomidae (robalos)
Australian the sea pike Australuzza novaehollandiae
British Dictionary definitions for snook (2 of 2)
cock a snook British
to make a rude gesture by putting one thumb to the nose with the fingers of the hand outstretched
to show contempt by being insulting or offensive
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