Snout (?), n. [OE. snoute, probably of Scand, or Low German origin; cf. LG. snute, D. snuit, G. schnauze, Sw. snut, snyte, Dan. snude, Icel. snta to blow the nose; probably akin to E. snuff, v.t. Cf. Snite, Snot, Snuff.]


The long, projecting nose of a beast, as of swine.


The nose of a man; -- in contempt.



The nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc.

4. Zool. (a)

The anterior prolongation of the head of a gastropod; -- called also rostrum.


The anterior prolongation of the head of weevils and allied beetles.

Snout beetle Zool., any one of many species of beetles having an elongated snout and belonging to the tribe Rhynchophora; a weevil. -- Snout moth Zool., any pyralid moth. See Pyralid.


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Snout, v. t.

To furnish with a nozzle or point.


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