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tr.v. nabbed, nab·bing, nabs Informal
1. To seize (a fugitive or wrongdoer); arrest.
2. To grab; snatch.

[Perhaps variant of dialectal nap, to seize, probably of Scandinavian origin.]

nab′ber n.


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a person who nabs someone or something
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Keith Jabbin from PDP Archery, makers of fieldpoints and the Game Nabber small-game head, spends lots of time small-game hunting with archery tackle.