- quick; active
- clever; smart; acute
- severe; extreme; harsh
- keen; sharp
Origin of snellMiddle English from OE, akin to German schnell
a short length of gut, nylon, etc. used to attach a fishhook to a fish line
Origin of snellUnited States dialect, dialectal from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
to attach (a fishhook) to a snell
- A length of fine fishing line that connects a hook to a heavier line; a leader.
- The knot used to affix such a length of line to a hook.
transitive verbsnelled, snell·ing, snells
To affix a snell to (a hook).
Origin of snellOrigin unknown
- A surname.