Meaning of snare


Pronunciation: (snâr), [key]
— n., v., snared, snar•ing.
  1. a device, often consisting of a noose, for capturing small game.
  2. anything serving to entrap or entangle unawares; trap.
  3. a wire noose for removing tumors or the like by the roots or at the base.
  1. to catch with a snare; entangle.
  2. to catch or involve by trickery or wile: to snare her into going.


Pronunciation: (snâr), [key]
— n.
  1. one of the strings of gut or of tightly spiraled metal stretched across the skin of a snare drum.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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