- A (usually) terrestrial amphibian, resembling a lizard; taxonomic order Caudata
- (mythology) A creature much like a lizard that is resistant to and lives in fire, hence the elemental being of fire.
- (cooking) A metal utensil with a flat head which is heated and put over a dish to brown the top.
- 1977: The salamander, a fairly long metal utensil with a flat rounded head, was left in the fire until red hot and then used to brown the top of a dish without further cooking. — Richard Daunton-Fear and Penelope Vigar, Australian Colonial Cookery, Rigby, 1977, ISBN 0-7270-0187-6, page 41 (discussing 19th century cookery)
- (cooking) In a professional kitchen a small broiler, used primarily for browning.
- The chef first put the steak under the to sear the outside.
- To apply a
- Noun, salamander (flat iron utensil above) in a cooking process.
- 19th C.: When cold, sprinkle the custard thickly with sugar and it. — a 19th century crème brí»lée recipe quoted in Richard Daunton-Fear and Penelope Vigar, Australian Colonial Cookery, Rigby, 1977, ISBN 0-7270-0187-6, page 41
- A reptile of the suborder Sauria; a lizard.
- Pertaining to the Sauria.
- Resembling a lizard.
- Any of various arachnids of the order Scorpiones, related to the spiders, characterised by two large front pincers and a curved tail with a poisonous sting in the end.
- A snake.
- (musici) A musical instrument in the brass family, whose shape is suggestive of a snake (w:Serpent (instrument), Wikipedia article).
- A device, either mechanical or electronic, that makes a piercingly loud sound as an alarm.
- A dangerously seductive woman.
- Any of several salamanders, of the family Sirenidae, such as the mud eel.
- (Greek mythology) One of a group of nymphs who lured mariners to their death on the rocks.
- An animal of the Scincidae family, resembling a lizard, having small or reduced limbs or none at all and long tails that are regenerated when shed.
- (baseball) A pitch thrown with added pressure by middle and ring fingers yielding a combination of backspin and sidespin, resulting in a motion to the left when thrown by a right handed pitcher
- The closer had a wicked that was almost unhittable.
- A small greasy hamburger
- We ordered five sliders.
- (curling) A piece of teflon or similar material attached to a curling shoe that allows the player to slide along the ice
verb (snak, ing)
- A legless reptile of the sub-order Serpentes with a long, thin body and a fork-shaped tongue.
- A treacherous person.
- A tool for unclogging plumbing.
- A tool to aid cable pulling.
- (intransitive): To move in a winding path.
- The river snakes through the valley.
- (context, transitive, AU, slang) To steal slyly.
- He snaked my DVD!
- (transitive) To clean using a plumbing snake.
- Any of some 100 different species of fish.
- The fish Chrysophrys auratus, but usually the adult fish of that species, with the young instead called cockney then red bream then squire, before reaching adulthood. (Reference: Australian Fish and How to Catch Them, Richard Allan, 1990, ISBN 1-86302-674-6, page 309. And Snapper entry in An Encyclopedia of New Zealand, 1966 http://www.teara.govt.nz/1966/S/Snapper/Snapper/en)
- Any of a family of percoid fishes (italbrac, Lutjanidae), esp. the red snapper
- (Ireland) (slang) A baby (a human baby).
- 1993: w:The Snapper, The Snapper — title of novel and film by w:Roddy Doyle, Roddy Doyle
- - the player who snaps the ball to start the play.
- Any of several large American freshwater turtles of the family Chelydridae; they have powerful hooked jaws that close with a snap.
- Any of various cobras of the genus Naja that can spit venom.
- Johnathan Swift
- Gustavus Franklin Swift