noun, plural (especially collectively) snap·per, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) snap·pers for 1, 2; snap·pers for 3–5.
- any of several large marine food fishes of the family Lutjanidae.
- any of various other fishes, as the bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix.
- snapping turtle.
- Informal. a person in charge of a group of workers.
- a tuft or knot of cotton, horsehair, hemp, etc., at the tip of a whip’s lash; cracker; popper.