snick

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from snick or snee.

Verb[edit]

snick (third-person singular simple present snicks, present participle snicking, simple past and past participle snicked)

  1. To cut or snip
    • 1966: I reached out and snicked a white thread that hung from her sleeve. — John Fowles, ‘The Magus’
  2. (cricket) to hit the ball with the edge of the bat, causing a slight deflection

Noun[edit]

snick (plural snicks)

  1. (cricket) a small deflection of the ball off the side of the bat; often carries to the wicketkeeper for a catch
  2. A small cut or mark.
  3. A knot or irregularity in yarn.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)

Etymology 2[edit]

Imitative.

Verb[edit]

snick (third-person singular simple present snicks, present participle snicking, simple past and past participle snicked)

  1. to make something click, to make a clicking noise

Noun[edit]

snick (plural snicks)

  1. a sharp clicking sound
    • 1893: Then it grew louder, and suddenly there came from the window a sharp metallic snick. — Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Naval Treaty’ (Norton 2005, p.698)

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

snick (third-person singular simple present snicks, present participle snicking, simple past and past participle snicked)

  1. Alternative form of sneck.

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