From (etyl) .
A stump or base of a branch that has been lopped off; a short branch, or a sharp or rough branch; a knot; a protuberance.
Any sharp protuberant part of an object, which may catch, scratch, or tear other objects brought into contact with it.
A tooth projecting beyond the rest; a broken or decayed tooth.
- The coat of arms / Now on a naked snag in triumph borne.
A tree, or a branch of a tree, fixed in the bottom of a river or other navigable water, and rising nearly or quite to the surface, by which boats are sometimes pierced and sunk.
(figuratively) A problem or difficulty with something.
A pulled thread or yarn, as in cloth.
One of the secondary branches of an antler.
* (problem or difficulty) hitch
To catch or tear (e.g. fabric) upon a rough surface or projection.
(fishing) To fish by means of dragging a large hook or hooks on a line, intending to impale the body (rather than the mouth) of the target.
- Be careful not to snag your stockings on that concrete bench!
(slang) To obtain or pick up (something).
- We snagged for spoonbill from the eastern shore of the Mississippi river.
(UK, dialect) To cut the snags or branches from, as the stem of a tree; to hew roughly.
- Ella snagged a bottle of water from the fridge before leaving for her jog.
(UK, dialect, obsolete) A light meal.
(Australia, informal, colloquial) A sausage.
* 2005 , Peter Docker, Someone Else?s Country , 2010, ReadHowYouWant,
* 2007 , Jim Ford, Don't Worry, Be Happy: Beijing to Bombay with a Backpack ,
- I fire up the barbie and start cooking snags .
- ‘You can get the chooks and snags from the fridge if you want,’ he replied.
* 2010 , Fiona Wallace, Sense and Celebrity ,
- I smiled, remembering my bewilderment upon receiving exactly the same command at my very first barbecue back in Sydney a month after I?d first arrived.
- ‘Hungry? We?ve got plenty of roo,’ one of the men said as she walked up. He pointed with his spatula, ‘and pig snags', cow ' snags , beef and chicken.’
* (sausage) banger (qualifier)
A misnaged, an opponent to Chassidic Judaism (more likely modern, for cultural reasons).
To catch an eel by thrusting a baited hook into its den.
Alternate spelling and pronunciation of snicker (corruption with giggle.) To chortle or chuckle.
(obsolete) To steal something of little value; diminutive corruption of snag + diminutive suffix.
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus 1993.