• IPA: /snaʊt/
  • (Canada) IPA: /snʌʊt/

snout (plural snouts)

  1. The long, projecting nose, mouth, and jaw of a beast, as of pigs.
    The pig rooted around in the dirt with its snout.
  2. The front of the prow of a ship or boat. [First attested in 1387.]
  3. (derogatory) A person's nose.
    His glasses kept slipping further down onto his prominent snout.
  4. The nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc.
    If you place the snout right into the bucket, it won't spray as much.
  5. The anterior prolongation of the head of a gastropod; a rostrum.
  6. The anterior prolongation of the head of weevils and allied beetles; a rostrum.
  7. (British, slang) Tobacco; cigarettes.
    • 1967, Len Deighton, Only When I Larf
      (Bob, p. 55:) Charlie was the most vicious screw on the block ... He caught me with the two ounces of snout right in my hand, caught me by the hair, and swung me round in the exercise yard ...
      (Spider, p. 175:) She brings me snout and sweets, and sometimes a cake from Mum.
    • 1982, Edward Bond, Saved
      LIZ. I only got one left. / FRED (calls). Get us some snout. / MIKE. Five or ten?
    • 2000, Joe Randolph Ackerley, P N Furbank, We Think the World of You
      Also he was "doing his nut" for some "snout." I said I would provide cigarettes.
    • 2004, Allan Sillitoe, New and Collected Stories
      Raymond rolled a neat cigarette. "What about some snout, then?" "No, thanks." He laughed. Smoke drifted from his open mouth.
  8. The terminus of a glacier.
  9. (slang) A police informer.
  10. A butterfly in the nymphalid subfamily Libytheinae, notable for the snout-like elongation on their heads.
Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: сопло́
  • Spanish: boquilla
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snout (snouts, present participle snouting; past and past participle snouted)

  1. To furnish with a nozzle or point.

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