Definition of Snook

1. Noun. Large tropical American food and game fishes of coastal and brackish waters; resemble pike.

Group relationships: Centropomidae, Family Centropomidae
Generic synonyms: Robalo



Definition of Snook

1. v. i. To lurk; to lie in ambush.

2. n. A large perchlike marine food fish (Centropomus undecimalis) found both on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of tropical America; -- called also ravallia, and robalo.

Definition of Snook

1. Noun. A freshwater and marine fish of the family ''Centropomidae'' in the order ''Perciformes''. ¹

2. Noun. A name for various other fishes. ¹

3. Verb. To fish for snook. ¹

4. Noun. (UK pejorative as a gesture) A disrespectful gesture, performed by placing the tip of a thumb on one's nose with the fingers spread, and typically while wiggling the fingers back and forth. ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete) To sniff out. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Snook

1. to sniff [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: sniff

Medical Definition of Snook

1. A large perchlike marine food fish (Centropomus undecimalis) found both on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of tropical America; called also ravallia, and robalo. The cobia. The garfish. Origin: D. Snoek. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snook

snogged
snogger
snogging
snogs
snoke
snoked
snokes
snoking
snollygoster
snollygosters
snood
snooded
snooding
snoods
snoof
snook (current term)
snooked
snooker
snooker table
snookered
snookering
snookers
snooking
snooks
snookums
snool
snooled
snooling
snools
snoop

Literary usage of Snook

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1. A Tour Around New York, and My Summer Acre: Being the Recreations of Mr by John Flavel Mines (1893)
"I have not the least idea what sort of a fish the snook is, but the historian Van der Donck says that the waters of the East River abound in " snook, ..."

2. Past and Present of Alameda County, California by Joseph Eugene Baker (1914)
"CHARLES E. snook. Charles E. snook, successfully engaged in the practice of law in Oakland as a member of the firm of snook & Church, is a native of ..."

3. Bass, Pike, Perch and Others by James Alexander Henshall (1903)
"The snook was first described by Bloch from Jamaica, in 1792; he named it undecimalis, or " eleven," as the soft dorsal fin has eleven rays. ..."

4. Bass, Pike, Perch and Others by James Alexander Henshall (1903)
"The name snook was mentioned as the name of this fish by the early explorers, among whom was Captain William Dampier, who also mentioned several others, ..."

5. Bass, Pike, Perch and Other Game Fishes of America by James Alexander Henshall (1919)
"The snook was first described by Bloch from Jamaica, in 1792; he named it undecimalis, or " eleven," as the soft dorsal fin has eleven rays. ..."

6. X Rays by George William Clarkson Kaye (1918)
"snook Hydrogen Tube. In the tube recently introduced by HC snook, the residual gas is pure ... In the snook tube two osmosis tubes are sealed into the bulb. ..."

7. X Rays by George William Clarkson Kaye (1917)
"snook Hydrogen Tube. • In the tube recently introduced by HC snook, the residual gas is ... In the snook tube two osmosis tubes are sealed into the bulb. ..."

8. Reports of Cases in Law and Equity in the Supreme Court of the State of New York by Oliver Lorenzo Barbour, New York (State). Supreme Court (1864)
"snook. tions involved in the present case. At best it would have been the ... FREDERICK snook and others. ..."

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