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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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Caption: EZ Lure Retriever (with improvised reel, top) is designed to slide down the line and engage the snagged lure.
Koo-koo Billy Rohan snagged some dough, too, with heavy hardflips over the big rail.
The reason Lent is so long is that this path to the truth of oneself is long and snagged with thorns, and at the very end one stands alone before the broken body crowned with thorns upon the cross.
SKATE hunter Malcolm Bletsoe braced for a break when his baited tackle seemed snagged on the rocky bed of the Sound of Kerrera, off Oban, Strathclyde.
Analysts say that won't happen without massive layoffs, certain to spark more of the same unrest that snagged the privatization.
Boston pubcaster WGBH snagged the award for best foreign affairs docu for the "Frontline" presentation "Ambush in Mogadishu.
It urges shipping and oil industry bosses to consider how to improve safety, to stop fishing nets becoming snagged on pipelines.
Other times, they admire the items they've snagged.
No more untangling knotted earbuds, nor getting snagged on gym equipment.