Definitions For Snare


  • A trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose
  • Strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit
  • 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
  • A small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head
  • Something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares
  • A device that has a loop (called a noose) which gets smaller when the end of it is pulled and that is used to catch animals : a kind of trap
  • A position or situation from which it is difficult to escape


  • Entice and trap
  • Catch in or as if in a trap
  • To catch (an animal) in a snare
  • To cause (something) to become caught in something (such as a net or trap)
  • To win or get (something) by skillful action or good luck

Is Snare a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Snare is worth 5 points in Scrabble and 6 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Snare in a Sentence

  • People caught in the snare of drug addiction
  • You fell for my clever snare, you fool!
  • They caught fish and snared seabirds.
  • Unfortunately, the nets also snare turtles.
  • They snared first place in the contest.

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Antonyms for Snare

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