Snout meaning

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The projecting nose, jaws, or anterior facial part of an animal's head.
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The definition of a snout is a projecting nose, or is the nose of an animal that sticks out.

A dog's nose and muzzle is an example of a snout.

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The human nose.
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A projecting part.
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A large nose.
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A similar prolongation of the anterior portion of the head in certain insects, such as weevils; a rostrum.
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A spout or nozzle shaped like such a projection.
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The long, projecting nose, mouth and jaw of a beast, as of pigs.

The pig rooted around in the dirt with its snout.

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(derogatory) A person's nose.

His glasses kept slipping further down onto his prominent snout.

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The nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc.

If you place the snout right into the bucket, it won't spray as much.

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The anterior prolongation of the head of a gastropod; a rostrum.
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The anterior prolongation of the head of weevils and allied beetles; a rostrum.
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(UK, slang) Tobacco; cigarettes.
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To furnish with a nozzle or point.
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Origin of snout

  • Middle English probably of Old English origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Of Germanic origin; probably from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch snute. Compare Dutch snuit, German Schnauze.

    From Wiktionary