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snap·per

 (snăp′ər)
n.
1.
a. One that snaps.
b. A snapping turtle.
2. pl. snapper or snap·pers
a. Any of numerous marine fishes of the family Lutjanidae of tropical and subtropical coastal waters worldwide, many of which are important food fishes.
b. A porgy (Pagrus auratus) of the Indo-Pacific region, having a pinkish body with spiny fins and valued as a food and game fish.

snapper

(ˈsnæpə)
n, pl -per or -pers
1. (Animals) any large sharp-toothed percoid food fish of the family Lutjanidae of warm and tropical coastal regions. See also red snapper
2. (Animals) a sparid food fish, Chrysophrys auratus, of Australia and New Zealand, that has a pinkish body covered with blue spots
3. (Animals) another name for bluefish, snapping turtle
4. a person or thing that snaps
5. (Photography) informal a person who takes snapshots; photographer
6. informal Irish a baby
Also called (for senses 1, 2): schnapper

snap•per

(ˈsnæp ər)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -per, (esp. for kinds or species) -pers for 1,2; -pers for 3-5.
1. any of several marine food fishes of the family Lutjanidae, of tropical seas, having a large mouth with rows of small teeth.
2. any of various other fishes, as the bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snapper - (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback; "the center fumbled the handoff"
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
lineman - one of the players on the line of scrimmage
2.snapper - flesh of any of various important food fishes of warm seas
snapper - any of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters
Chrysophrys auratus, snapper - Australian food fish having a pinkish body with blue spots
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
red snapper - highly esteemed reddish lean flesh of snapper from Atlantic coast and Gulf of Mexico
3.snapper - a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends
party favor, party favour, favour, favor - souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party
4.snapper - Australian food fish having a pinkish body with blue spots
sparid, sparid fish - spiny-finned food fishes of warm waters having well-developed teeth
Chrysophrys, genus Chrysophrys - Australian snapper
snapper - flesh of any of various important food fishes of warm seas
5.snapper - any of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters
food fish - any fish used for food by human beings
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
Lutjanus blackfordi, red snapper - an esteemed food fish with pinkish red head and body; common in the Atlantic coastal waters of North America and the Gulf of Mexico
gray snapper, grey snapper, Lutjanus griseus, mangrove snapper - found in shallow waters off the coast of Florida
Lutjanus analis, mutton snapper, muttonfish - similar to and often marketed as `red snapper';
Lutjanus apodus, schoolmaster - food fish of warm Caribbean and Atlantic waters
Ocyurus chrysurus, yellowtail, yellowtail snapper - superior food fish of the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean with broad yellow stripe along the sides and on the tail
snapper - flesh of any of various important food fishes of warm seas
6.snapper - large-headed turtle with powerful hooked jaws found in or near watersnapper - large-headed turtle with powerful hooked jaws found in or near water; prone to bite
snapping turtle - large aggressive freshwater turtle with powerful jaws
Chelydra, genus Chelydra - snapping turtles
Translations
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snapper

[ˈsnæpəʳ] N (snapper or snappers (pl)) (Zool, Culin) → pargo m

snapper

[ˈsnæpər] nlutjanidé m

snapper

n (= fish)Schnapper m
References in classic literature ?
I could make a fine caricature of them in the shapes of fishes,--dorys, flounders, sharks, and snappers, all dancing a saraband
Then put a snapper at the end, so if they're crowded for space they can cut off your contents anywhere, reattach the snapper, and the story will still retain form.
With shrimp in the livewell and friends on board, we headed out on our Shearwater to catch some big snappers in Boca Grande Pass.
Furthermore we have caught Red Snappers that were over 20 pounds and a few that were less than 12 inches.
Snappers have very long tails with sharp ridges running along its length.
P hylogenetic relationships of tropical western Atlantic snappers in subfamily Lutjaninae (Lutjanidae: Perciformes) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences.
I remember hardly being able to contain myself, eagerly waiting to drop my bait into the depths, where hopefully huge red snappers would be waiting.
Lil Snappers now include Braeburn and Fuji apples in addition to its original offering of Gala, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp and Pinata Apples and d'Anjou Pears.
But their shells seemed too clean and smooth to be snappers.
As snappers took shots of players coming out of the hotel at Royal Bafokeng, Capello took aim and blasted them.
On the high school level, very few coaches know what the time requirements are and don't make much of an effort to coach snappers and holders.