What does the word snare mean?

Usage examples for snare

  1. 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
  2. It's put away, he mumbled; hastily adding, That's a snare drum, anyway. – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge