Origin of snout
Examples from the Web for snout
Historical Examples of snout
They noticed a great gaping wound as if done by a sword-cut on his snout.Japanese Fairy World
William Elliot Griffis
Protected by no bony structure the snout of the monster was amputated.
They only allow the end of the snout, or at most the head, to appear.The Industries of Animals
He had his snout thrust out, and was "sniffing" at a great rate.Phil Bradley's Mountain Boys
Silas K. Boone
Pterygium: a lateral expansion of the snout of some Coleoptera.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Word Origin for snout
early 13c., "trunk or projecting nose of an animal," from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch snute "snout," from Proto-Germanic *snut- (cf. German Schnauze, Norwegian snut, Danish snude "snout"), which Watkins traces to a hypothetical Germanic root *snu- forming words having to do with the nose, imitative of a sudden drawing of breath (cf. Old English gesnot "nasal mucus;" German schnauben "pant, puff, snort" (Austrian dialect), schnaufen "breathe heavily, pant," Schnupfen "cold in the head"). Of other animals and (contemptuously) of humans from c.1300.