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snell

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adjective \ˈsnel\

Definition of snell

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  quick, acute

  2. 2 chiefly Scottish :  keen, piercing <a snell wind smote us — Scotsman>

  3. 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

Rhymes with snell


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snell

noun

Definition of snell

  1. :  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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