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Snider rifle \Sni"der ri"fle\, or Snider \Sni"der\, n. (Mil.) A breech-loading rifle formerly used in the British service; -- so called from the inventor.


a. (en-comparative of: snide)

Snider (surname)

Snider is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Duke Snider, American baseball player
  • Dee Snider, rock singer
  • Samuel Snider, American politician
  • Todd Snider, musician
  • Travis Snider, American baseball player
  • Warner B. Snider (1880–1965), sheriff, rancher and politician in Oregon, United States
  • Antonio Snider-Pellegrini, French geographer and scientist

Usage examples of "snider".

Taylor and Delcarte seized the spirit of my mood but Snider, I think, was a trifle sceptical.

Each of us uncovered a great number of these bricks, until we commenced to weary of the monotony of it, when Snider suddenly gave an exclamation of excitement, and, as I turned to look, he held up a human skull for my inspection.

With the point of his cutlass Snider scraped the dirt and verdigris from the face of the larger ornament.

But scarce had we built our fire and prepared the meat for cooking than Snider, whose eyes had been constantly roving about the landscape from the moment that we left the launch, touched me on the arm and pointed to a clump of bushes which grew a couple of hundred yards away.

I cannot say truthfully that Snider evinced much enthusiasm at my rescue.

The prisoner that Delcarte and Snider had taken was a powerful young fellow from the elephant country.

With the possible exception of Snider, the little party appeared in the best of spirits, laughing and joking, or interestedly discussing the possibilities which the future held for us: what we should find upon the continent, and whether the inhabitants would be civilized or barbarian peoples.

Delcarte and Taylor smiled at her reply, but Thirty-six and Snider laughed uproariously.

I was not surprised at Thirtysix, but I thought that Snider laughed louder than the occasion warranted.

As a matter of fact, Snider, it seemed to me, was taking advantage of every opportunity, however slight, to show insubordination, and I determined then that at the first real breach of discipline I should take action that would remind Snider, ever after, that I was still his commanding officer.

She held aloof from me, and when Snider took his turn at the wheel, sat beside him, upon the pretext that she wished to learn how to steer the launch.

Her chin was in the air most of the time, and yet I rather think that she regretted her friendliness with Snider, for I noticed that she avoided him entirely.

In the afternoon of the second day we landed upon the west bank of the river, and, leaving Snider and Thirty-six to guard Victory and the launch, Delcarte, Taylor, and I set out after game.

But I think they were all alike: Victory and Snider had stolen the launch, and deserted us.

As we tramped along, we discussed a question that was uppermost in the mind of each--what we should do with Snider when we had captured him, for with the action of pursuit had come the optimistic conviction that we should succeed.