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noun 
  1. Any of some 100 different species of fish.
    1. 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)
  2. Any of a family of percoid fishes (italbrac, Lutjanidae), esp. the red snapper
  3. (Ireland) (slang) A baby (a human baby).
1993: w:The Snapper, The Snapper — title of novel and film by w:Roddy Doyle, Roddy Doyle
  1. - the player who snaps the ball to start the play.

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