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

2. The nose of a man; in contempt.

3. The nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc.

4. <zoology> The anterior prolongation of the head of a gastropod; called also rostrum. The anterior prolongation of the head of weevils and allied beetles.

<zoology> Snout beetle, any pyralid moth. See Pyralid.

Origin: 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.

(01 Mar 1998)

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