sharp-nosed

[shahrp-nohzd]
adjective
  1. having a thin, pointed nose.
  2. having a sharp or projecting front: a sharp-nosed airplane.
  3. having a keen or sensitive sense of smell.

Origin of sharp-nosed

First recorded in 1555–65
Related formssharp-nosed·ly [shahrp-nohzd-lee, -noh-zid-] /ˈʃɑrpˈnoʊzd li, -ˈnoʊ zɪd-/, adverbsharp-nosed·ness, noun
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Contemporary Examples of sharp-nosed

  • “You know they shut the schools for girls in Herat,” the sharp-nosed brunette said.

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    When Everything Changed

    Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

    March 11, 2011

Historical Examples of sharp-nosed