: having a stubby and usually slightly turned-up nose
: having a very short barrel
a snub-nosed revolver

Examples of snub-nosed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With snub-nosed styling that changed little from the 1930s right through to the 1980s, this little delivery truck has toon-town charm in spades. Brendan McAleer, Car and Driver, 15 June 2023 The team on this study recorded a society of about 400 individuals and breeding between individuals from different harems was common in golden snub-nosed monkeys. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 1 June 2023 Now, the diminutive snub-nosed SUV is headed to the scrap heap. Mike Colias, wsj.com, 30 Apr. 2023 Laila is standing in a voluminous white Simone Rocha skirt and snub-nosed Gucci slides at an induction burner making studio lunch. Tamar Adler, Vogue, 1 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1725, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of snub-nosed was in 1725

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“Snub-nosed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snub-nosed. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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: having a stubby and usually slightly turned-up nose

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