- having a thin, pointed nose.
- having a sharp or projecting front: a sharp-nosed airplane.
- having a keen or sensitive sense of smell.
Origin of sharp-nosed
First recorded in 1555–65
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Examples from the Web for sharp-nosed
“You know they shut the schools for girls in Herat,” the sharp-nosed brunette said.When Everything Changed
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
March 11, 2011
Sharp-nosed alligators of these streams sometimes slept on the banks.The Red Lure
Roy J. Snell
Behind her sat the sharp-nosed man of that train, who answered all her questions.Nasby in Exile
David R. Locke
At least three species of eels are found in this country—the sharp-nosed, the broad-nosed, and the snig.
In that hangar was a sharp-nosed, stubby-V'd flyer, one of Norheim's fastest.Triplanetary
Edward Elmer Smith
He was a gaunt, sharp-eyed, sharp-nosed, and sharp-tongued man.At the Crossroads
Harriet T. Comstock