Meaning of snig in English:


verbsnigs, snigging, snigged

[with object]Australian, New Zealand
  • Drag (a heavy load, especially timber) using ropes or chains.

    ‘bullock teams would snig the logs to the winder’
    • ‘That duo blocked, tackled, tipped and snigged, caught, lifted and cleared a mountain of ball.’
    • ‘A nice deep channel became evident in front of camp toward low tide and the choice was to beach the boats or snig them further down the bank.’
    • ‘From there the bullocks would later snig them to Tallow Beach or Byron Bay for loading through the surf onto ships.’


Late 18th century: of unknown origin.