Snotter

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Snotter (Naut) A rope going over a yardarm, used to bend a tripping line to, in sending down topgallant and royal yards in vessels of war; also, the short line supporting the heel of the sprit in a small boat.
    • v. i Snotter To snivel; to cry or whine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • snotter To breathe through an obstruction in the nostrils; blubber; sob; cry.
    • n snotter The red part of a turkey-cock's head.
    • n snotter Snot.
    • n snotter Nautical: A rope so attached to a royal- or topgallant-yardarm that in sending down the yard a tripping-line bent to the free end of the snotter pulls off the lift and brace.
    • n snotter A becket fitted round a boat's mast with an eye to hold the lower end of the sprit which is used to extend the sail.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Snotter to breathe through an obstruction in the nostrils, to sob, cry
    • n Snotter snot′ėr (naut.) the lower support of the sprit.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Snot

Usage

In literature:

Then the snotter was pulled up the mast as far as it would go, flattening out the sail.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
But I spoke of 'snotter-hauling.
"Six Years in the Prisons of England" by A Merchant - Anonymous
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