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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a canvas shoe with a pliable rubber sole;
[syn: gym shoe, sneaker, tennis shoe]

2. someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police;
[syn: fink, snitch, snitcher, stoolpigeon, stool pigeon, stoolie, sneak, sneaker, canary]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sneaker \Sneak"er\ (sn[=e]k"[~e]r), n. 1. One who sneaks. --Lamb. [1913 Webster] 2. A vessel of drink. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] A sneaker of five gallons. --Spectator. [1913 Webster] 3. A type of soft shoe with a flat, pliable, typically rubber or other soft sole, and canvas-like upper, used in sports such as tennis, or for comfort. Called sneaker because they give no warning of one's approach. Usually used in the pl. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] 4. A punch bowl. [Obs.] --Spectator. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sneaker n 1: a canvas shoe with a pliable rubber sole [syn: gym shoe, sneaker, tennis shoe] 2: someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police [syn: fink, snitch, snitcher, stoolpigeon, stool pigeon, stoolie, sneak, sneaker, canary]
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

sneaker n. An individual hired to break into places in order to test their security; analogous to tiger team. Compare samurai.