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Definition of 'snapper'


  1. (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback; "the center fumbled the handoff"
       Synonyms: center
  2. flesh of any of various important food fishes of warm seas
  3. a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends
       Synonyms: cracker cracker bonbon
  4. Australian food fish having a pinkish body with blue spots
       Synonyms: Chrysophrys auratus
  5. any of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters
  6. large-headed turtle with powerful hooked jaws found in or near water; prone to bite
       Synonyms: common snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina

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