- a short piece of nylon, gut, or the like, by which a fishhook is attached to a line.
Origin of snell1
- active; lively: a snell lad.
- witty: a snell remark.
- severe: snell weather.
Origin of snell2
- Peter (George),born 1938, New Zealand distance runner.
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).Gal With a Suitcase
July 10, 2010
She was afraid Mr. Snell —but it isn't worth talking about, now.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
With a gasp, Snell plunged through the crowd and took to his heels.
"Furnish me with a boy to pass Merriwell the water and I'll do it," said Snell.
Snell, on finding Frank and his friends were in Boston, had played the spy on the party.
Then he hunted up Snell, and it was not hard to induce Wat to accompany him.
- Scot biting; bitter; sharp
- Sir Peter (George). born 1938, New Zealand athlete; winner of three Olympic gold medals: for the 800 metres in 1960, and again in 1964, when he also won gold for the 1500 metres
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.
- American geneticist. He shared a 1980 Nobel Prize for discoveries concerning cell structure that enhanced understanding of the immunological system, resulting in higher success rates in organ transplantation.