Snare

Definition of Snare

n.1.A contrivance, often consisting of a noose of cord, or the like, by which a bird or other animal may be entangled and caught; a trap; a gin.
2.Hence, anything by which one is entangled and brought into trouble.
3.The gut or string stretched across the lower head of a drum.
4.(Med.) An instrument, consisting usually of a wireloop or noose, for removing tumors, etc., by avulsion.
Snare drum
the smaller common military drum, as distinguished from the bass drum; - so called because (in order to render it more resonant) it has stretched across its lower head a catgut string or strings.
v. t.1.To catch with a snare; to insnare; to entangle; hence, to bring into unexpected evil, perplexity, or danger.
[imp. & p. p. Snared ; p. pr. & vb. n. Snaring.]
Lest that too heavenly form . . . snare them.
- Milton.

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