Origin of snell1
Definition for snell (2 of 3)
adjective Chiefly Scot.
Origin of snell2
Definition for snell (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for snell
That said, my big avoid in Durban is the Sun Coast Casino complex (at the end of Snell Parade).
Like a flash, Hodge struck out straight from the shoulder, and his fist caught Snell between the eyes.
In his heart Snell was an arrant coward, and he knew that Hodge was really longing for a challenge.
"So I brought her straight here," Miss Snell announced, triumphantly.Different Girls|Various
He did not wish to give Snell time enough to conceal the ring.
He knew Snell for exactly what the fellow was—a sneaking, revengeful rascal.
British Dictionary definitions for snell (1 of 2)
Word Origin for snell
British Dictionary definitions for snell (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for snell
Old English snel "quick, active," cognate with Old Saxon, Dutch, Old High German snel, German schnell "swift, quick," Old Danish snel "swift, fleet," Old Norse snjallr "eloquent, able, bold." It survived as a surname and in Scottish and northern English; used by Burns and Scott. Italian snello is from Germanic.