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Noun: snapper  sna-pu(r)
  1. (football) the person who plays centre on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback
    "the snapper fumbled the handoff";
    - center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn]
  2. Flesh of any of various important food fishes of warm seas
  3. A party favour consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favour) that pops when pulled at both ends
    - cracker, cracker bonbon
  4. Australian food fish having a pinkish body with blue spots
    - 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
    - common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina

Derived forms: snappers

Type of: favor [US], favour [Brit, Cdn], food fish, lineman, party favor [US], party favour [Brit, Cdn], percoid, percoid fish, percoidean, saltwater fish, snapping turtle, sparid, sparid fish

Part of: Chelydra, Chrysophrys, family Lutjanidae, genus Chelydra, genus Chrysophrys, Lutjanidae

Encyclopedia: Snapper