- strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit
- a surgical instrument consisting of wire hoop that can be drawn tight around the base of polyps or small tumors to sever them; used especially in body cavities
- A fox was caught in the snare.
- A fox isn't caught twice in the same snare.
- A fox is not caught twice in the same snare.
- A bass drum, a snare drum, and cymbals were once all a composer needed to make a work sound exotic.