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Definition of "snapper" [snap•per]

  • One that snaps. (noun)
  • Any of numerous widely distributed marine fishes of the family Lutjanidae (or Lutianidae), many of which are prized as food fishes, that are found chiefly in warm coastal waters of the Pacific and Atlantic. (noun)
  • A snapping turtle. (noun)
  • See schnapper. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "snapper" in a sentence
  • "Having a reddish body and fins, blue spots, and white lines along its surface, this snapper is a rather stunning fish indeed."
  • "If snapper is too pricey, I just buy whatever firm fleshed white fish is more reasonable."
  • "Pan cooking a thin filet like this little red snapper is the way to go, and there are a few cooking suggestions near the end."