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English Dictionary: snag by the DICT Development Group
4 results for snag
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a sharp protuberance
  2. a dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest; "a snag can provide food and a habitat for insects and birds"
  3. an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"
    Synonym(s): rip, rent, snag, split, tear
  4. an unforeseen obstacle
    Synonym(s): hang-up, hitch, rub, snag
  1. catch on a snag; "I snagged my stocking"
  2. get by acting quickly and smartly; "snag a bargain"
  3. hew jaggedly
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Snag \Snag\, n. [Prov. E., n., a lump on a tree where a branch
      has been cut off; v., to cut off the twigs and small branches
      from a tree, of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. snaigh, snaidh, to
      cut down, to prune, to sharpen, p. p. snaighte, snaidhte, cut
      off, lopped, Ir. snaigh a hewing, cutting.]
      1. A stump or base of a branch that has been lopped off; a
            short branch, or a sharp or rough branch; a knot; a
                     The coat of arms Now on a naked snag in triumph
                     borne.                                                --Dryden.
      2. A tooth projecting beyond the rest; contemptuously, a
            broken or decayed tooth. --Prior.
      3. A tree, or a branch of a tree, fixed in the bottom of a
            river or other navigable water, and rising nearly or quite
            to the surface, by which boats are sometimes pierced and
      4. (Zo[94]l.) One of the secondary branches of an antler.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Snag \Snag\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snagged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      1. To cut the snags or branches from, as the stem of a tree;
            to hew roughly. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
      2. To injure or destroy, as a steamboat or other vessel, by a
            snag, or projecting part of a sunken tree. [U. S.]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
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