\snˈɑːk], \snˈɑːk], \s_n_ˈɑː_k]\
Definitions of SNARK
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[Lewis Carroll, via the Michigan Terminal System] 1. A systemfailure. When a user's process bombed, the operator would getthe message "Help, Help, Snark in MTS!"2. More generally, any kind of unexplained or threateningevent on a computer (especially if it might be a boojum).Often used to refer to an event or a log file entry that mightindicate an attempted security violation. See snivitz.3. UUCP name of snark.thyrsus.com, home site of the HackerJargon File versions 2.*.*.
By Denis Howe