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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
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snag

[snag]
(forestry)
A standing dead tree.
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snag

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