- having a snub nose: a snub-nosed child.
- having a blunt end: snub-nosed pliers.
Origin of snub-nosed
First recorded in 1715–25
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Examples from the Web for snub-nosed
A snub-nosed angel— What mocking dreams a man has, to be sure.Debts of Honor
His glance turned with pride to the snub-nosed child in the buggy.Dixie Martin
Grace May North
At the snub-nosed little carbines that they couldn't fire back!Frontier Ballads
Joseph Mills Hanson
He kept the snub-nosed automatic aimed at the easterner's belly.Check and Checkmate
She was a short, snub-nosed woman, with small, black eyes; kind and talkative.Resurrection
- having a short turned-up nose
- (of a pistol) having an extremely short barrel
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