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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Snag \Snag\, n. [Prov. E., n., a lump on a tree where a branch
has been cut off; v., to cut off the twigs and small branches
from a tree, of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. snaigh, snaidh, to
cut down, to prune, to sharpen, p. p. snaighte, snaidhte, cut
off, lopped, Ir. snaigh a hewing, cutting.]
1. A stump or base of a branch that has been lopped off; a
short branch, or a sharp or rough branch; a knot; a
The coat of arms
Now on a naked snag in triumph borne. --Dryden.
2. A tooth projecting beyond the rest; contemptuously, a
broken or decayed tooth. --Prior.
3. A tree, or a branch of a tree, fixed in the bottom of a
river or other navigable water, and rising nearly or quite
to the surface, by which boats are sometimes pierced and
4. (Zool.) One of the secondary branches of an antler.
Snag boat, a steamboat fitted with apparatus for removing
snags and other obstructions in navigable streams. [U.S.]
Snag tooth. Same as Snag, 2.
How thy snag teeth stand orderly,
Like stakes which strut by the water side. --J.
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