• PADDLE-FISH So-called from the paddle-like or spoon-shaped snout. Eggs used for caviar. Range: The Mississippi River and its tributaries
    PADDLE-FISH So-called from the paddle-like or spoon-shaped snout. Eggs used for caviar. Range: The Mississippi River and its tributaries
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snout a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose
    • n snout beaklike projection of the anterior part of the head of certain insects such as e.g. weevils
    • n snout informal terms for the nose
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dolphins can kills sharks by ramming them with their snout.
    • Snout (Zoöl) The anterior prolongation of the head of a gastropod; -- called also rostrum.
    • Snout (Zoöl) The anterior prolongation of the head of weevils and allied beetles.
    • Snout The long, projecting nose of a beast, as of swine.
    • Snout The nose of a man; -- in contempt.
    • Snout The nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc.
    • v. t Snout To furnish with a nozzle or point.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are no hog lips or snouts in SPAM.
    • n snout A part of the head which projects forward; the furthest part or fore end of the head; the nose, or nose and jaws, when protrusive; a proboscis; a muzzle; a beak, or beak-like part; a rostrum.
    • n snout Specifically, in ichthyology, that part of the head which is in front of the eyes, ordinarily consisting of the jaws.
    • n snout Anything that resembles the snout of a hog in shape or in being used for rooting or plowing up the ground. The nose of man, especially when large, long, or coarse: used Indicrously or in contempt.
    • n snout In entomology:
    • n snout The rostrum or beak of a rhynchophorons beetle or weevil. See snout-beetle and rostrum, and cuts under Balaninus and diamond-beetle.
    • n snout A snout-like prolongation of, or formation on, the head of various other insects. See snout-butterfly, snout-mite, snout-moth.
    • n snout The nozle or end of a hollow pipe.
    • n snout Nautical, the beak or projecting prow of a ram.
    • n snout The front of a glacier.
    • n snout In conchology, the rostrum of a gastropod or similar mollusk.
    • snout To furnish with a snout or nozle; point.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Most of a hog's sweat glands are in its snout.
    • n Snout snowt the projecting nose of a beast, as of a swine: any similar projecting proboscis, beak, &c
    • v.t Snout to furnish with a snout
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  • Walt Whitman
    “This face is a dog's snout sniffing for garbage, snakes nest in that mouth, I hear the sibilant threat.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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


In literature:

Jelly of hogs feet, ears, and snouts.
"The accomplisht cook" by Robert May
The snouts of two miniature spaceships protruded from the storage hold.
"This World Must Die!" by Horace Brown Fyfe
I wur sittin aside you, jest hyur, when I seed the vamint's snout pokin up.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Get out, or I'll belt you over the snout.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
Just before their snouts, I espied the long shining body of a black snake doing its best to get out of their way.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
Again the limb was swayed aloft, and descended with extraordinary violence on the extreme point of the alligator's snout.
"Freaks on the Fells" by R.M. Ballantyne
The holes were too small even for a jackal to get his slender snout into.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
The custom of feeding them from a small spoon, or from a cup with a snout, is objectionable.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
It has a snout which is prehensile, like the trunk of an elephant, but on a very small scale.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
Her bow was absurdly high, cocked up like the snout of a Yorkshire pig.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
He got surprise number two when Stanton's fist landed on the tip of his rather sensitive snout, rocking his head back.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
This was the Green One, with his long ugly snout, cold, vicious eyes, and his great clawed feet.
"Bones" by Edgar Wallace
As I was dipping my tin mug into the lake, a huge snout suddenly rose, and very nearly caught my hand, as well as the mug.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
Its total length, from snout to tail, as it lay stretched out on the grass, was just a trifle over twenty-two paces!
"Two Gallant Sons of Devon" by Harry Collingwood
He cut a slice of Schnitz-pie and palmed it against the bull's big snout to be snuffled up.
"Blind Man's Lantern" by Allen Kim Lang
Then he gave one such a violent push that it ran its snout against the bank and stuck fast.
"Camp-fire and Wigwam" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
For it is a bear, gaunt and grizzly, with funny snout and blinking eyes!
"Two Little Travellers" by Frances Browne Arthur
A sharp blow or two on the snout will deprive the fish of life.
"Scotch Loch-Fishing" by AKA Black Palmer, William Senior
They prod their snouts into the meshes, and are caught by the gills.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
The lady's left hand tenderly patted the cardboard snout of her lover.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke

In poetry:

How he died and why he died
Troubles them not a whit.
They snout the bushes and stones aside
And dig till they come to it.
"The Hyaenas" by Rudyard Kipling
Sir Kay beheld that ladye againe,
And looked upon her snout;
"Whoever kisses that ladye," he sayes,
"Of his kisse he stands in doubt."
"The Marriage of Sir Gawaine" by Anonymous British
Next time I will kiss her and hold her,
Though ugly of mouth am I,
And cradle and lull on my shoulder,
Saying: "Bye, little sweet-snout, bye!"
"The Old Mountain Troll" by Gustaf Froding
The world 'as got me snouted jist a treat;
Crool Forchin's dirty left 'as smote me soul;
An' all them joys o' life I 'eld so sweet
Is up the pole.
Fer, as the poit sez, me 'eart 'as got
The pip wiv yearnin' fer - I dunno wot.
"A Spring Song" by C J Dennis
That wus the sort o' character that Mick earned be 'is looks.
The talk uv 'im, the walk uv 'im, put 'im among the crooks.
An' Mick, 'e looks on swank an' style as jist a lot o' flam,
An' snouted them that snouted 'im, an' never give a dam.
"Introduction to Ginger Mick" by C J Dennis
Don't mind my sulks. I s'pose I 'as swelled 'ead;
But gittin' snouted ain't wot I expeck.
Aw, they can 'ave it on their own! I'm full
Up to the neck!
Never no more! I chuck good works right 'ere. . .
But lets start frum the start an' git it clear.
"The Also-Ran" by C J Dennis

In news:

Dog that lost snout saving girls arrives in Calif. Friday, November 23, 2012.
Chef Joel Huff's Snout -to-Tail Beef Dinner Saturday night at Scarlett Begonia.
Dog who lost snout saving girls arrives in California.
A dog that lost its snout while saving two.
Hero dog that lost snout gets treatment in NorCal.
Twisted Snout Brewery hosts Oktoberfest celebration.
Dog that lost snout saving girl arrives in US for surgery.
Dog that lost snout saving girls arrives in Calif.
Hero dog that lost snout in crash gets treatment at UC Davis.
Snout -less 'hero dog' Kabang arrives at UC Davis.
Bloody Mary Tailgate Party, Snout -to-Tail Cook-Off and Piglet Sadie.
Texas cops are searching for a psycho who tortured and nearly killed a dog by yanking her tongue out — and taping her snout shut with electrical tape.
Snout -to-Tail Italian on NYC's Lower East Side.
But just how these endangered creatures use their toothy snouts called saws hasn't been well understood.
This pooch was able to stay perfectly still as his owner built a Jenga-like tower of tempting dog treats right on his snout .