having a snub nose: a snub-nosed child.
having a blunt end: snub-nosed pliers.

Origin of snub-nosed

First recorded in 1715–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for snub-nosed

Historical Examples of snub-nosed

  • A snub-nosed angel— What mocking dreams a man has, to be sure.

    Debts of Honor

    Maurus Jkai

  • His glance turned with pride to the snub-nosed child in the buggy.

    Dixie Martin

    Grace May North

  • At the snub-nosed little carbines that they couldn't fire back!

    Frontier Ballads

    Joseph Mills Hanson

  • He kept the snub-nosed automatic aimed at the easterner's belly.

    Check and Checkmate

    Walter Miller

  • She was a short, snub-nosed woman, with small, black eyes; kind and talkative.


    Leo Tolstoy

British Dictionary definitions for snub-nosed



having a short turned-up nose
(of a pistol) having an extremely short barrel
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