Simple Definition of snout
: the long nose of some animals (such as pigs)
: the nose of a person
Full Definition of snout
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
Examples of snout
The dog raised his snout and sniffed.
a punch in the snout
Origin of snout
Middle English snute; akin to Middle Dutch snūt snout, German Schnauze
First Known Use: 13th century
Medical Definition of snout
: a long projecting nose (as of a swine)
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