2 a glancing contact with the ball off the edge of the cricket bat
1 hit a glancing blow with the edge of the bat
2 cut slightly, with a razor; "The barber's knife nicked his cheek" [syn: nick]
Etymology 1Probably from snick or snee.
- a small deflection of the ball off the side of the bat; often carries to the wicketkeeper for a catch
- to make something click, to make a clicking noise
- a sharp clicking sound
- 1893: Then it grew louder, and suddenly there came from the window a sharp metallic snick. — Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Naval Treaty’ (Norton 2005, p.698)
SNICK (short for Saturday Night Nickelodeon) was a two-hour programming block on the American cable television network Nickelodeon, geared toward general audiences, that ran from August 15, 1992 until mid-2004, Saturdays starting at 8 p.m. ET. In 2004, SNICK was revamped as the Saturday night edition of TEENick.
The block debuted on Saturday, August 15, 1992, with a pair of Sunday favorites (the preteen-oriented sitcom Clarissa Explains It All and the Nicktoon The Ren and Stimpy Show) and the network premieres of Roundhouse (a musical comedy variety series) and Are You Afraid of the Dark? (a horror anthology series).
Ads and bumpersAds and bumpers for SNICK featured the programming block's "mascot," dubbed "The Big Orange Couch," in several locales, including in front of the Midnight Society's campfire, Ren and Stimpy's house, and in various locations. It was retired in June 1999, when the iconic couch, stuffed with $25,000, was given away in a contest celebrating Nickelodeon's 20th anniversary. In 2006, one of Nickelodeon's celebrities would take over Nickelodeon from Monday to Friday, and with that they had the "Big Orange Couch" return to Nickelodeon. (see Takes Over Nick)
- Clarissa Explains It All
- The Adventures of Pete & Pete
- The Ren & Stimpy Show
- Are You Afraid of the Dark?
- Roundhouse (TV series)
All these shows aired from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. with the ending having the big orange couch and above that a clock counting down until next week's broadcast.
Snick HouseIn 1999, Snick was revamped and renamed Snick House'. With this, came a number of changes. The block was hosted by Nick Cannon and each week, a different celebrity and/or music group made an appearance. The format was very similar to the current TEENick, but was more of a party. Each week, kids could go online and vote for their favorite Snick House Video Picks. The winning music video was then played during Snick House.
Snick On-Air DareStarting in September 03, SNICK featured a series of On-Air Dare segments featuring members of the All That cast. All but three members of the cast would pull a lever to determine the night's "dare", which one of the three would have to do. This appears to have been based on Fear Factor.
Some of these dares included singing the National Anthem in a diaper, bobbing for apples in a toilet, taking a bath in a tub of raw eggs, eating a couple gallons of bleu cheese, being painted with peanut butter and licked by dogs, hanging upside down and being dipped in dog food, having buckets of worms dumped on the cast member's head, drinking a gallon of sweat, sitting in a giant bowl of chili, dressing up as a girl and competing in a beauty pageant or shaving their school principal's legs.