- the shaft or handle of a scythe.
Also snathe [sneyth] /sneɪð/.
Origin of snath
1565–75; unexplained variant of snead (Middle English snede, Old English snǣd)
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Examples from the Web for snath
And while were at it, why not Sandy Jackson and his friend, Snath?
"Well, it's purty likely that I do," he answered as he stood resting on his snath.The Light in the Clearing
At length, to his great joy, it was well ground from heel to point, and its master fastened it to the snath.Father Brighthopes
John Townsend Trowbridge
Joe took his snath from the place where it had lain since they left Missouri and fitted a scythe to it.The Lost Wagon
James Arthur Kjelgaard
Nobody spoke to you, redhead, returned Snath, snapping out the epithet with a good deal of relish.
- the handle of a scythe
C16: variant of earlier snead, from Old English snǣd, of obscure origin
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