Snell (?), a. [AS. snell; akin to D. snel, G. schnell, OHG. snel, Icel. snjallr valiant.]

Active; brisk; nimble; quick; sharp.

[Archaic or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

That horny-handed, snell, peremptory little man. Dr. J. Brown.


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Snell, n.

A short line of horsehair, gut, etc., by which a fishhook is attached to a longer line.


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