One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[WITH OBJECT]NZ, Australian
Drag (a heavy load, especially timber) using ropes or chains.‘bullock teams would snig the logs to the winder’
- ‘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.’
- ‘That duo blocked, tackled, tipped and snigged, caught, lifted and cleared a mountain of ball.’
Late 18th century: of unknown origin.
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