Definitions for snare

Definitions for (noun) snare

Main entry: snare, noose, gin

Definition: a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose

Main entry: snare

Definition: strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit

Main entry: snare

Definition: a surgical instrument consisting of wire hoop that can be drawn tight around the base of polyps or small tumors to sever them; used especially in body cavities

Main entry: snare, snare drum, side drum

Definition: a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head

Main entry: snare, trap

Definition: something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares

Usage: the exam was full of trap questions; it was all a snare and delusion

Definitions for (verb) snare

Main entry: hook, snare

Definition: entice and trap

Usage: The car salesman had snared three potential customers

Main entry: snare, trammel, trap, ensnare, entrap

Definition: catch in or as if in a trap

Usage: The men trap foxes

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