A dog's nose and muzzle is an example of a snout.
- the projecting nose and jaws, or muzzle, of an animal
- an anterior prolongation of the head resembling this, as in a weevil
- a projecting part
- Informal a large nose
Origin of snoutMiddle English snoute, probably ; from Middle Dutch snute, akin to German schnauze ; from Indo-European base an unverified form sn?-, an unverified form sneu-, to drip fluid, wetness from source Classical Latin natare, to swim, nutrire, to nurse
- a. The projecting nose, jaws, or anterior facial part of an animal's head.b. A similar prolongation of the anterior portion of the head in certain insects, such as weevils; a rostrum.c. A spout or nozzle shaped like such a projection.
- Slang The human nose.
Origin of snoutMiddle English, probably of Old English origin.
- The long, projecting nose, mouth and jaw of a beast, as of pigs.
- The pig rooted around in the dirt with its snout.
- (derogatory) A person's nose.
- His glasses kept slipping further down onto his prominent snout.
- The nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc.
- If you place the snout right into the bucket, it won't spray as much.
- The anterior prolongation of the head of a gastropod; a rostrum.
- The anterior prolongation of the head of weevils and allied beetles; a rostrum.
- (UK, slang) Tobacco; cigarettes.
(third-person singular simple present snouts, present participle snouting, simple past and past participle snouted)
- To furnish with a nozzle or point.
Of Germanic origin; probably from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch snute. Compare Dutch snuit, German Schnauze.