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snout

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noun \ˈsnau̇t\

Simple Definition of snout

  • : the long nose of some animals (such as pigs)

  • : the nose of a person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of snout

  1. 1a (1) :  a long projecting nose (as of a swine) (2) :  an anterior prolongation of the head of various animals (as a weevil) :  rostrumb :  the human nose especially when large or grotesque

  2. 2 :  something resembling an animal's snout in position, function, or shape: asa :  prowb :  nozzlec :  the terminal face of a glacier

snouted play \ˈsnau̇-təd\ adjective
snoutish play \-tish\ adjective
snouty play \-tē\ adjective

Examples of snout in a sentence

  1. The dog raised his snout and sniffed.

  2. a punch in the snout



Origin of snout

Middle English snute; akin to Middle Dutch snūt snout, German Schnauze


First Known Use: 13th century



SNOUT Defined for Kids

snout

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noun \ˈsnau̇t\

Definition of snout for Students

  1. 1 :  the projecting part of an animal's face that includes the nose or nose and mouth

  2. 2 :  a usually large and ugly human nose




Medical Dictionary

snout

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noun \ˈsnau̇t\

Medical Definition of snout

  1. :  a long projecting nose (as of a swine)





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