1 something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion" [syn: trap]
2 a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head [syn: snare drum, side drum]
3 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
4 strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit
2 entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers" [syn: hook]
- Rhymes: -ɛə(r)
- A trap made from a loop of wire, string, or leather.
- A mental or psychological trap; usually in the phrase a snare and a delusion.
- In the context of "veterinary": A loop of cord used in obstetric cases, to hold or to pull a fetus from the mother animal.
- A set of chains strung across the bottom of a drum to create a rattling sound.
- A snare drum.
- Irish: dol
- Kurdish: داو
(music) a type of drum having chains strung across the bottom to create a rattling sound
- to catch or hold, especially with a loop
to catch or hold, especially with a loop
- Portuguese: engodar – v.
A snare is a kind of trap used for capturing animals. It may also mean:
- Snare drum
- SNARE (protein), a family of proteins involved in vesicle fusion
- The Snares, a group of islands approximately 200 kilometres south of New Zealand
- Snare, a science fiction novel by Katharine Kerr
device, a surgical device
- Snare technique (surgery), a technique used for surgical extraction
- Snare, a Transformers (fiction) character
- C. J. Snare, a rock and roll singer
- Todd Snare, a drummer
- Snare (software), a group of open-source agents, and a commercial server, used to collect audit log data from a variety of operating systems and applications
snare in German: Snare
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