What does the word snare mean?

Usage examples for snare

  1. We knew too well that Milk River was only a snare and a delusion; but one must fight toward something- it makes little difference what you call that something. – The River and I by John G. Neihardt
  2. She told him all- of her sister's sorrow, remorse, and tears; her longing to be free from the wretched snare in which she was caught; how she pleaded with her to interfere. – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme
  3. It's put away, he mumbled; hastily adding, That's a snare drum, anyway. – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge