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1snell

adjective \ˈsnel\

Definition of SNELL

1
chiefly Scottish :  quick, acute
2
chiefly Scottish :  keen, piercing <a snell wind smote us — Scotsman>
3
chiefly Scottish :  grievous, severe

Origin of SNELL

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German snel bold, agile
First Known Use: before 12th century

2snell

noun

Definition of SNELL

:  a short line (as of gut) by which a fishhook is attached to a longer line

Origin of SNELL

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1846

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