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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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Aboriginal burials and shell middens at Snaggy Bend and other sites on the central Murray River.
The three-dot sights are very quick to the eye, and the rear sight is arched to keep snaggy corners to a minimum.
Big deal if the long stuff off the fairways is too high and snaggy for their liking.
The 51 year old has won plenty of matches on the lake and will no doubt get many more, although he would feel he made the best of a notoriously snaggy swim by casting well out with his bread feeder and staying with a single hook to avoid trouble.
The new personal best surrendered at 3am after a 15-minute fight in a snaggy, treelined swim.
During the battle to land the beautifully conditioned fish, from a narrow and snaggy section of the Leam in the Offchurch area, 54-year-old Kedney was baffled about what he'd hooked.
The Lindsay's often "strolled" with marabou--pulling it 20 to 40 feet behind the boat at just under 1 mph along transitions between rock and sand, using 1/8-ounce jigs in windy conditions, 1/16-ounce on calm days, and even smaller jigs when the fish were off or the bottom was snaggy. "Actively pumping the rod, just swimming the jig along, or dragging all might work," Lindsay says.
Fishing with weights in this kind of snaggy terrain will cost you a lot of time in re-rigging.
They want anglers to be in control of their fishing tackle at all times and avoid fish taking a bait, dashing into weeds or snaggy cover where the line might break, while the angler is asleep on the bank.
It was landed from a narrow, snaggy area with only a modicum of help at the netting stage from his dad Andy Barker.
Slightly-built Adam held on to a powerful 261b 11oz mirror carp and took only five minutes to steer it from a snaggy swim to his landing net.