snout

noun \ ˈsnau̇t \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of snout

1 a (1) : a long projecting nose (as of a swine)
(2) : an anterior prolongation of the head of various animals (such as a weevil) : rostrum
b : the human nose especially when large or grotesque
2 : something resembling an animal's snout in position, function, or shape: such as
a : prow
b : nozzle
c : the terminal face of a glacier

snouted

play \ˈsnau̇-təd\ adjective

snoutish

play \ˈsnau̇-tish\ adjective

snouty

play \ˈsnau̇-tē\ adjective

Examples of snout in a Sentence

  1. The dog raised his snout and sniffed.

  2. a punch in the snout

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Origin and Etymology of snout

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

snout Synonyms

Synonyms
beak, conk [chiefly British slang], honker [slang], neb, nozzle [slang], proboscis, schnoz (or schnozz) [slang], schnozzle [slang], smeller, snoot, nose
Related Words
pug, pugnose


SNOUT Defined for English Language Learners

snout

noun

Definition of snout for English Language Learners

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

  • : the nose of a person


SNOUT Defined for Kids

snout

noun \ ˈsnau̇t \

Definition of snout for Students

1 : the projecting part of an animal's face that includes the nose or nose and mouth
2 : a usually large and ugly human nose

Medical Dictionary

snout

noun \ ˈsnau̇t \

medical Definition of snout

: a long projecting nose (as of a swine)


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