snare /ˈsnær, ˈsnɛr/
snare /ˈsnæ(ə)r, ˈsnɛ(ə)r/ 名詞
Snare, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snared p. pr. & vb. n. Snaring.] To catch with a snare; to insnare; to entangle; hence, to bring into unexpected evil, perplexity, or danger.
Lest that too heavenly form . . . snare them. --Milton.
The mournful crocodile
With sorrow snares relenting passengers. --Shak.
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.
If thou retire, the Dauphin, well appointed,
Stands with the snares of war to tangle thee. --Shak.
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.
n 1: something (often something deceptively attractive) that
catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap
questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion" [syn: trap]
2: a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the
lower head [syn: snare drum, side drum]
3: 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: strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum;
they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit
5: a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a noose [syn: gin,
v 1: catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes" [syn: trap,
entrap, ensnare, trammel]
2: entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three
potential customers" [syn: hook]
The expression (Amos 3:5), "Shall one take up a snare from the
earth?" etc. (Authorized Version), ought to be, as in the
Revised Version, "Shall a snare spring up from the ground?" etc.