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Noun: snout  snawt
  1. A long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose
    - neb
     
  2. [informal] The organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals
    - nose, olfactory organ, beak [informal], honker [informal], hooter [informal], nozzle [informal], snoot [informal], schnozzle [informal], schnoz [informal], conk [Brit, informal]
     
  3. Beaklike projection of the anterior part of the head of certain insects such as e.g. weevils
    - rostrum
     
  4. [UK, informal] Leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion
    - tobacco, baccy [UK, informal]
     
  5. [Brit, informal] Someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
    - fink [N. Amer, informal], snitch [informal], snitcher [informal], stoolpigeon [informal], stool pigeon [informal], stoolie [N. Amer, informal], sneak [informal], canary [N. Amer], grass [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: snouts

Type of: betrayer, blabber [informal], chemoreceptor, drug of abuse, informer, plant product, rat [informal], squealer, street drug

Part of: face, human face, muzzle, upper respiratory tract

Encyclopedia: Snout