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snick

[snik] /snɪk/
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.
  1. a glancing blow given to the ball.
  2. the ball so hit.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; origin uncertain; compare Scots sneck to cut (off), Old Norse snikka to whittle
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British Dictionary definitions for snicking

snick

/snɪk/
noun
1.
a small cut; notch
2.
a knot in thread, etc
3.
(cricket)
  1. a glancing blow off the edge of the bat
  2. the ball so hit
verb (transitive)
4.
to cut a small corner or notch in (material, etc)
5.
(cricket) to hit (the ball) with a snick
Word Origin
C18: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse snikka to whittle, Swedish snicka
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Word Origin and History for snicking

snick

n.

1962, American English, from common pronunciation of SNCC, initialism for "Student Non-violent Co-ordinating Committee," black civil rights organization.

v.

"cut, clip, snip," c.1700, back-formation from snickersnee.

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