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sneck

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[ snek ]
/ snɛk /
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noun Scot. and North England.
a door latch or its lever.
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Origin of sneck

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1275–1325; Middle English snek(k); cf. snatch

Other definitions for sneck (2 of 2)

sneck2
[ snek ]
/ snɛk /
Masonry.

noun
a small stone, as a spall, inserted into the spaces between larger pieces of rubble in a wall.
verb (used with object)
to fill (spaces between larger stones) with snecks.

Origin of sneck

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1275–1325; Middle English; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM sneck

snecker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sneck (1 of 2)

sneck1
/ (snɛk) /

noun
a small squared stone used in a rubble wall to fill spaces between stones of different height
dialect, mainly Scot and Northern English the latch or catch of a door or gate
verb
dialect, mainly Scot and Northern English to fasten (a latch)

Word Origin for sneck

C15 snekk, of uncertain origin

British Dictionary definitions for sneck (2 of 2)

sneck2
/ (snɛk) /

noun, verb
a Scot word for snick
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