n.1.A contrivance, often consisting of a noose of cord, or the like, by which a bird or other animal may be entangled and caught; a trap; a gin.
2.Hence, anything by which one is entangled and brought into trouble.
3.The gut or string stretched across the lower head of a drum.
4.(Med.) An instrument, consisting usually of a wireloop or noose, for removing tumors, etc., by avulsion.
Snare drum
the smaller common military drum, as distinguished from the bass drum; - so called because (in order to render it more resonant) it has stretched across its lower head a catgut string or strings.
v. t.1.To catch with a snare; to insnare; to entangle; hence, to bring into unexpected evil, perplexity, or danger.
[imp. & p. p. Snared ; p. pr. & vb. n. Snaring.]
Lest that too heavenly form . . . snare them.
- Milton.
Noun1.snare - something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion"
Synonyms: trap
2.snare - a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head
3.snare - 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.snare - strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit
5.Snaresnare - a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a noose
Synonyms: noose, gin
Verb1.snare - catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"
Synonyms: trammel, trap, ensnare, entrap
2.snare - entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
Synonyms: hook
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