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snag

1. a small loop or hole in a fabric caused by a sharp object
2. Engineering a projection that brings to a stop a sliding or rotating component
3. Chiefly US and Canadian a tree stump in a riverbed that is dangerous to navigation
4. US and Canadian a standing dead tree, esp one used as a perch by an eagle

snag

[snag]
(forestry)
A standing dead tree.

snag

An unserviceability or a fault condition in an aircraft or equipment.

snag

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Jayant Sinha mentioned the number of snags reported by major airline companies, which are as follows:
Change in the abundance of snags over time was documented in a 16 ha grid (GLADES--Grid for Landscape Analysis and DEmographic Study; Davis et al, 2005) in which the status of all tree stems greater than 2 cm diameter at breast height (dbh; more than 11,000 stems) was monitored annually from 1995-2017.
For particularly stubborn snags those dangling chains can be manipulated to grab hooks and pull the bait loose.
It's important to remember that we sometimes get stuck in traps, snags and dilemmas without realising it.
Conclusion: McKenzie EEP is clinically slightly more effective in the management of pain and disability as compared with Mulligan SNAGs, while Mulligan SNAGs are more effective in the improvement of lumbar ROM as compared with Mechanize EEP in the management of CMLBP.
The flight AI 143, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, got delayed due to the snag and that apparently angered the pilot.
consisting of 30 patients received SNAGs while Group B consisting of 30 patients was given PAVMs for the pain management.
While Krudo offers a diverse group of knives, none more so than the SNAG Series, which launched the company.
Caption: Strengthen Drill String Prolong Steel Life Decrease Downtime Increase Productivity Reduce Mat Snags
Key words: Colaptes auratus, Hairy Woodpecker, nest-site characteristics, Northern Flicker, Picoides albolarvatus, Picodes villosus, Pinus ponderosa, Ponderosa Pine, snags, White-headed Woodpecker
Their gleeful faces though made him suspicious, so much so that he began searching for the cause of the customers' smile sand it was then that the entire technical snag was detected.
Maybe there are so many snags to turning 40 that I'll ditch it altogether.