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[snuhb-nohzd] /ˈsnʌbˌnoʊzd/
having a snub nose:
a snub-nosed child.
having a blunt end:
snub-nosed pliers.
Origin of snub-nosed
First recorded in 1715-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But there was no smile of spring in the dark eyes and the snub-nosed little face was solemn and old beyond its years.

  • His glance turned with pride to the snub-nosed child in the buggy.

    Dixie Martin Grace May North
  • As a result of the message, and aided by the "blimp" overhead, the snub-nosed mine-sweeper steamed into position.

  • He kept the snub-nosed automatic aimed at the easterner's belly.

    Check and Checkmate Walter Miller
  • At the snub-nosed little carbines that they couldn't fire back!

    Frontier Ballads Joseph Mills Hanson
  • Another waggish picture is made by the snub-nosed girl with her hair arranged à la Madonna.

    The Woman Beautiful Helen Follett Stevans
  • As though magically, a snub-nosed hand weapon of unique design appeared in his dark hand.

    Black Man's Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Over at the long table it was the sharp, roving eye of the snub-nosed flapper that spied him first.

  • The cloth may have succumbed, but the snub-nosed boy throve mightily.

    In Pastures Green Peter McArthur
  • I was beginning, when Skeet stopped me, leaning around her companion, bristling at me like a snub-nosed terrier.

British Dictionary definitions for snub-nosed


having a short turned-up nose
(of a pistol) having an extremely short barrel
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