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snell

adjective \ ˈsnel \

Definition of snell

1 chiefly Scotland : quick, acute
2 chiefly Scotland : keen, piercing
  • a snell wind smote us
  • Scotsman
3 chiefly Scotland : grievous, severe

Origin and Etymology of snell

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German snel bold, agile


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snell

noun

Definition of snell

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

Origin and Etymology of snell

origin unknown


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