Definition of snout
1a (1) : a long projecting nose (as of a swine) (2) : an anterior prolongation of the head of various animals (such as a weevil) : rostrumb : the human nose especially when large or grotesque
snoutedplay \ˈsnau̇-təd\ adjective
snoutishplay \ˈsnau̇-tish\ adjective
snoutyplay \ˈsnau̇-tē\ adjective
Examples of snout in a Sentence
The dog raised his snout and sniffed.
a punch in the snout
Recent Examples of snout from the Web
Large keratinous sheets on the altirostral snout of a big theropod (‘altirostral’ = narrow and tall-sided) might result in a very different look.
Both the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Range Rover Evoque will welcome Jaguar Land Rover’s new family of Ingenium inline-four engines under their stubby snouts for the 2018 model year.
His father, Matt Graves, jumped into the water and tried to fight the gator, pulling its snout in an attempt to free his son.
The shark had a long slender body, a long snout, a small second dorsal fin and a large lobe on the upper section of its tail.
So-called because of its toothy mouth and broad snout, the alligator gar is a fish that bears a remarkable resemblance to four-legged alligators.
With their narrow snout, the crocs feed mostly on small fish, reptiles, birds and mammals and rarely attack larger prey.
Witnesses told Mirakian that Castillo had been seen repeatedly kicking Sarge and bundling his snout with thick rubber bracelets to stop him from barking.
Elk, wolves, reindeer, or musk oxen eat the dead grass underneath the snow by pushing the snow away with their horns, snouts, or hooves.
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Origin and Etymology of snout
Middle English snute; akin to Middle Dutch snūt snout, German Schnauze
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
SNOUT Defined for English Language Learners
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
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 Definition of snout
: a long projecting nose (as of a swine)
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