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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
have your nose/snout in the trough
▪ A full frontal assault right in the snout.
▪ Did I mention he had a snout?
▪ It has a long snout, erect ears, a shiny brown coat, and a tail thick as a muff.
▪ It was enough to fry your brain, to sizzle the boogers in your snout.
▪ On high stools they squatted, hunched in their habitual dolour, their snouts inflamed and dripping in the irritant air.
▪ Soon the police hone in on him like hounds with snouts full of fear.
▪ The mock-Stealer gestured at her snout clad in syn-skin.
▪ The swordfish family has a much longer, slender snout than the sailfish.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Snout \Snout\, v. t. To furnish with a nozzle or point.


Snout \Snout\ (snout), n. [OE. snoute, probably of Scand, or Low German origin; cf. LG. snute, D. snuit, G. schnauze, Sw. snut, snyte, Dan. snude, Icel. sn?ta to blow the nose; probably akin to E. snuff, v.t. Cf. Snite, Snot, Snuff.]

  1. The long, projecting nose of a beast, as of swine.

  2. The nose of a man; -- in contempt.

  3. The nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc.

  4. (Zo["o]l.)

    1. The anterior prolongation of the head of a gastropod; -- called also rostrum.

    2. The anterior prolongation of the head of weevils and allied beetles.

      Snout beetle (Zo["o]l.), any one of many species of beetles having an elongated snout and belonging to the tribe Rhynchophora; a weevil.

      Snout moth (Zo["o]l.), any pyralid moth. See Pyralid.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 13c., "trunk or projecting nose of an animal," from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch snute "snout," from Proto-Germanic *snut- (cognates: 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 (compare Old English gesnot "nasal mucus;" German schnauben "pant, puff, snort" (Austrian dialect), schnaufen "breathe heavily, pant," Schnupfen "cold in the head;" Old Norse snaldr "snout" (of a serpent), snuthra "to sniff, snuffle"). Of other animals and (contemptuously) of humans from c.1300.


n. 1 The long, projecting nose, mouth, and jaw of a beast, as of pigs. 2 The front of the prow of a ship or boat. (First attested in 1387.)(R:COED2: page=1811) vb. To furnish with a nozzle or point.

  1. n. a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose [syn: neb]

  2. informal terms for the nose [syn: beak, honker, hooter, nozzle, snoot, schnozzle, schnoz]

  3. beaklike projection of the anterior part of the head of certain insects such as e.g. weevils [syn: rostrum]


A snout is the protruding portion of an animal's face, consisting of its nose, mouth, and jaw. In many animals the equivalent structure is called a muzzle, rostrum or proboscis. The wet, naked surface around the nostrils of the nose is known as the rhinarium (colloquially this is the "cold wet nose" of some animals). The rhinarium is often associated with a stronger sense of olfaction. The snout is considered a weak point on most animals: because of its structure, an animal can be easily stunned, snapped or even knocked out by applying sufficient force.

Snout (disambiguation)

A snout is the protruding portion of an animal's face.

Snout may also refer to:

  • The snout reflex, in neurology, an abnormal pursing of the lips indicative of brain damage
  • Snout house, a house that is constructed with an attached front entry garage that is closer to the street than any other part of the house
  • Weasel's snout, a herbaceous annual plant of the family Plantaginaceae
  • Cauldron Snout, a waterfall on the River Tees in Northern England
  • Tom Snout, a fictional character in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Snout Spout, a character in the media franchise Masters of the Universe
  • Snout, an Australian band active in the 1990s and early 2000s
  • The terminus of a glacier


  • Broad-snouted caiman
  • Long-snouted pipefish
  • Long-snouted spinner dolphin
  • Rough Snouted Giant Gecko
  • Sharp snouted piranha
  • Short-Snouted New Caledonian Gecko
  • Slender-snouted Crocodile
  • Snout beetle
  • Snout butterfly
  • Snout moth
  • Snouted night adder

Snout may be slang for:

  • A nose
  • An informer
  • A member of the Protestant community of Northern Ireland
  • Tobacco, in British prison slang
Snout (band)

Snout were an Australian independent rock band who were formed in Melbourne in 1991 and disbanded in 2002. They released numerous recordings and were twice nominated for an Australian Record Industry Association Award. Ross McLennan, the founder of the band, has since gone on as a solo artist who has been nominated for the Australian Music Prize. Anthony Paine, has also gone on to be nominated for this award, with the group Black Cab.

Usage examples of "snout".

The creature noticed the humans for the first time, gurgling, opening its warning ruff at them wide, snout antennules waving for their scent.

The eyes were sunken under brows at once apelike and fishlike and the face extruded out more snout or gill-like than nose.

Their mournful hooting, made with inflatable skin sacs on their great horny snouts, echoed from the walls of ice to the south.

Tentacled mollusks latched onto it immediately and soon aquatic lizards converged on it as well, their needle snouts ripping off gobbets of meat.

I could recoil from its touch, nudged my forehead with a blind, mouthless snout.

By the time Mother Love and I rode down to join them, the beast was dead, its tremendous body prostrate on the grass but its head propped up by its big soft snout and one immense palmate antler.

The photophone upon its black tapered snout began flickering furiously.

The roughened, external surface of the predentary and the front portion of the upper jaw are an indication of a once-present horny bill in front of the snout.

I had put another bag there earlier, and by the light of the nearly full moon I could see a racoon with its pointed snout buried in one corner of the glistening green plastic.

The Toydarian fairly beamed with delight, his reticular snout curling over his toothy mouth and making odd smacking noises.

The dragon was black, with a double row of diamond-shaped plates along its ridged back, and it slept with its long, scaley snout on its forelegs, like a dog.

The shote had long thin legs, a pair of tremendously long ears, and a snout built for inquisitiveness.

The shote had long, doglike legs, a scrawny body, an inquisitive snout, and ears almost large enough to serve as wings.

He spoke the names of the other dog team to Soli, who was bent over stroking the snout of his lead dog, Leilani.

Sybil studied the cards for a moment, squinnied again at Walser, appeared for a few moments sunk in thought, then, with her questing snout, she nudged out: c-l-o-w-n.