A stump or base of a branch that has been lopped off; a short branch, or a sharp or rough branch; a knot; a protuberance.
- A rough, sharp, or jagged protuberance, as:
- A tree or a part of a tree that protrudes above the surface in a body of water. Also called sawyer. See Regional Note at preacher.
- A snaggletooth.
- A break, pull, or tear in fabric.
- An unforeseen or hidden obstacle. See Synonyms at obstacle.
- A short or imperfectly developed branch of a deer's antler.
- To tear, break, hinder, or destroy by or as if by a snag: snagged a stocking on a splinter.
- Informal To catch unexpectedly and quickly: snagged a bargain.
- To free of snags: snagged the river.
- To catch (a fish), especially by hooking in a place other than its mouth.
- To be damaged by a snag: His sweater snagged on a tree branch.