The definition of a snail is a small animal with a distinct head whose body is mostly enclosed by a shell and moves slowly using one muscular foot.(noun)
An example of a snail is escargot.
See snail in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME snaile < OE snægl, akin to Ger dial. schnägel, ON snigill < IE base *sneg-, to creep > snake, sneak
See snail in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English snǽgl.
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