—n. 1. a device, often consisting of a noose, for capturing small game.
2. anything serving to entrap or entangle unawares; trap.
3. Surg.a wire noose for removing tumors or the like by the roots or at the base.
—v.t. 1. to catch with a snare; entangle.
2. to catch or involve by trickery or wile: to snare her into going.
Pronunciation: (snâr),[key] —n. one of the strings of gut or of tightly spiraled metal stretched across the skin of a snare drum.