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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 snare /ˈsnær, ˈsnɛr/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 snare /ˈsnæ(ə)r, ˈsnɛ(ə)r/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Snare 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.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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.
    (See GIN.)