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snare 1

 (snâr)
n.
1. A trapping device, often consisting of a noose, used for capturing birds and small mammals.
2. Something that lures or entangles the unwary: the snares of merchandisers; the snare of debt.
3. A surgical instrument with a wire loop controlled by a mechanism in the handle, used to remove growths, such as tumors and polyps.
tr.v. snared, snar·ing, snares
1. To trap with or as if with a snare. See Synonyms at catch.
2. To get hold or control of (something difficult to catch): The fielder snared the ground ball.

[Middle English, from Old English snearu and from Old Norse snara.]

snar′er n.

snare 2

 (snâr)
n.
1. Any of the wires or cords stretched across the lower drumhead of a snare drum so as to vibrate against it.
2. A snare drum.

[Probably from Dutch snaar, string, from Middle Dutch snāre.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snarer - someone who sets snares for birds or small animals
hunter, huntsman - someone who hunts game
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