Definition of snare noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//sneə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//sner//
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  1. 1a device used for catching small animals and birds, especially one that holds their leg so that they cannot escape synonym trap The rabbit’s foot was caught in a snare.
  2. 2(formal) a situation which seems attractive but is unpleasant and difficult to escape from City life can be full of snares for young people.
  3. 3 the metal strings that are stretched across the bottom of a snare drum
  4. Word Originlate Old English sneare, from Old Norse snara. Sense (3) is probably from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch snare ‘harp string’.
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