Origin of snout
Examples from the Web for snout
Head in front of the blow-hole high, and compressed anteriorly, the snout truncated.
A narrow cream middorsal line extends from the snout to the vent.
Though his snout were flung on a branch they would remain together.
He stepped in quickly and slammed two fast hard jabs into the point of the Nipe's snout, jarring the monster backward.Anything You Can Do ...|Gordon Randall Garrett
The feet are five-toed, separate, not webbed like the moles; the snout is long and pointed and very mobile.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon|Robert A. Sterndale
British Dictionary definitions for snout
Word Origin for snout
Word Origin and History 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.