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Meaning of SNOUT

Pronunciation:  snawt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose
  2. [n]  beaklike projection of the anterior part of the head of certain insects such as e.g. weevils
  3. [n]  (US) informal terms for the nose

SNOUT is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: beak, honker, hooter, neb, nozzle, rostrum, schnozzle, snoot
 See Also: muzzle, nose, nose, olfactory organ, olfactory organ, proboscis, trunk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Snout\ (snout), n. [OE. snoute, probably of Scand, or Low
    German origin; cf. LG. snute, D. snuit, G. schnauze, Sw.
    snut, snyte, Dan. snude, Icel. sn?ta to blow the nose;
    probably akin to E. snuff, v.t. Cf. {Snite}, {Snot},
    1. The long, projecting nose of a beast, as of swine.
    2. The nose of a man; -- in contempt. --Hudibras.
    3. The nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc.
    4. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) The anterior prolongation of the head of a gastropod;
           -- called also {rostrum}.
       (b) The anterior prolongation of the head of weevils and
           allied beetles.
    {Snout beetle} (Zo["o]l.), any one of many species of beetles
       having an elongated snout and belonging to the tribe
       Rhynchophora; a weevil.
    {Snout moth} (Zo["o]l.), any pyralid moth. See {Pyralid}.
  2. \Snout\, v. t.
    To furnish with a nozzle or point.