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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SNOOK, v.i. To lurk; to lie in ambush. [Not in use.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: large tropical American food and game fishes of coastal and brackish waters; resemble pike

Merriam Webster's

I. noun (plural snook or snooks) Etymology: Dutch snoek pike, snook Date: 1697 1. a large vigorous bony fish (Centropomus undecimalis of the family Centropomidae) of coastal and brackish waters that is an important food and sport fish 2. any of various marine fishes of the same family as the snook II. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1791 a gesture of derision made by thumbing the nose

Britannica Concise

Any of about eight species (genus Centropomus) of tropical marine fishes that are long and silvery and have two dorsal fins, a long head, and a large mouth with a projecting lower jaw. They are found along the N. and S. Amer. Atlantic and Pacific coasts, often in estuaries and among mangroves and sometimes in fresh water. They range from 1.5 to 5 ft (0.5-1.5 m) long and are valued for food and sport.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. n. sl. a contemptuous gesture with the thumb to the nose and the fingers spread out. Phrases and idioms: cock a snook (often foll. by at) 1 make this gesture. 2 register one's contempt (for a person, establishment, etc.). Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn. 2. n. a marine fish, Centropomus undecimalis, used as food. Etymology: Du. snoek: see SNOEK

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Robalo Rob"a*lo, n. [Sp. r['o]balo.] Any of several pikelike marine fishes of the West Indies and tropical America constituting the family Oxylabracid[ae], esp. the largest species (Oxylabrax, syn. Centropomus, undecimalis), a valuable food fish called also snook, the smaller species being called

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Snook Snook (sn[=oo]k), v. i. [Prov. E. snook to search out, to follow by the scent; cf. Sw. snoka to lurk, LG. sn["o]ggen, snuckern, sn["o]kern, to snuffle, to smell about, to search for.] To lurk; to lie in ambush. [Obs.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Snook Snook, n. [D. snoek.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A large perchlike marine food fish (Centropomus undecimalis) found both on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of tropical America; -- called also ravallia, and robalo. (b) The cobia. (c) The garfish.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you cock a snook at someone in authority or at an organization, you do something that they cannot punish you for, but which insults them or expresses your contempt. (mainly BRIT JOURNALISM) Tories cocked a snook at their prime minister over this legislation. PHRASE: V inflects

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Greenbone, gar-fish, gar-pike, snacot, sea-pike, sea-needle, long-nose, gore-bill, sword-fish, mackerel-guide (Esox belone or Belone vulgaris).

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