noun (1)
snot·​ter | \ ˈsnätə(r), -ätə- \
plural -s

Definition of snotter

 (Entry 1 of 3)

dialectal, British
: nasal mucus
\ " \

Definition of snotter (Entry 2 of 3)

1 dialectal, British : to breathe noisily : snort, snore
2 dialectal, British : snivel, sniff stood blubbering and snottering and twisting his hands— Bruce Marshall


noun (2)
\ " \
variants: or snorter \ ˈsnȯr|tər , -​ȯ(ə)|tə(r , |tə-​ \
plural -s

Definition of snotter (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : a flat rope usually of sennit secured to a yardarm to which a tripping line is bent and used to strip the lower lift and brace from the yardarm in sending down topgallant and royal yards in a ship of war
2 : a loop or ring of rope or metal for receiving the lower end of a sprit

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Noun (1)

akin to snot entry 1

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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“Snotter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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