[ snel ]
/ snɛl /
adjective Chiefly Scot.
active; lively: a snell lad.
witty: a snell remark.
severe: snell weather.
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Origin of snell2
before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Old High German snel (German schnell) quick, Old Norse snjallr excellent
Words nearby snell
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British Dictionary definitions for sneller (1 of 2)
/ (snɛl) /
Scot biting; bitter; sharp
Word Origin for snell
Old English snel quick, active
British Dictionary definitions for sneller (2 of 2)
/ (snɛl) /
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
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Medical definitions for sneller
[ snĕl ]
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.
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