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English noun: snapper

1. snapper (person) (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback


SamplesThe center fumbled the handoff.


Synonymscenter


Broader (hypernym)lineman


Domain categoryfootball, football game

2. snapper (food) flesh of any of various important food fishes of warm seas


Broader (hypernym)saltwater fish


Narrower (hyponym)red snapper


Part meronymChrysophrys auratus, snapper, snapper

3. snapper (artifact) a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends


Synonymscracker, cracker bonbon


Broader (hypernym)favor, favour, party favor, party favour

4. snapper (animal) Australian food fish having a pinkish body with blue spots


SynonymsChrysophrys auratus


Broader (hypernym)sparid, sparid fish


Part holonymsnapper


Member meronymChrysophrys, genus Chrysophrys

5. snapper (animal) any of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters


Broader (hypernym)food fish, percoid, percoid fish, percoidean


Narrower (hyponym)gray snapper, grey snapper, Lutjanus analis, Lutjanus apodus, Lutjanus blackfordi, Lutjanus griseus, mangrove snapper, mutton snapper, muttonfish, Ocyurus chrysurus, red snapper, schoolmaster, yellowtail, yellowtail snapper


Part holonymsnapper


Member meronymfamily Lutjanidae, Lutjanidae

6. snapper (animal) large-headed turtle with powerful hooked jaws found in or near water; prone to bite


SynonymsChelydra serpentina, common snapping turtle


Broader (hypernym)snapping turtle


Member meronymChelydra, genus Chelydra









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