snicking

snick

[snik]
verb (used with object)
1.
to cut, snip, or nick.
2.
to strike sharply: He snicked the ball with his cue.
3.
to snap or click (a gun, trigger, etc.).
verb (used without object)
4.
to click.
noun
5.
a small cut; nick.
6.
a click.
7.
Cricket.
a.
a glancing blow given to the ball.
b.
the ball so hit.

Origin:
1550–60; origin uncertain; compare Scots sneck to cut (off), Old Norse snikka to whittle

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snick (snɪk)
 
n
1.  a small cut; notch
2.  a knot in thread, etc
3.  cricket
 a.  a glancing blow off the edge of the bat
 b.  the ball so hit
 
vb
4.  to cut a small corner or notch in (material, etc)
5.  cricket to hit (the ball) with a snick
 
[C18: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse snikka to whittle, Swedish snicka]

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snick
1962, Amer.Eng., from common pronunciation of SNCC, acronym for "Student Non-violent Co-ordinating Committee," black civil rights organization.
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