Sneck \Sneck\, v. t. [See {Snatch}.] To fasten by a hatch; to latch, as a door. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

{Sneck up}, be silent; shut up; hold your peace. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sneck — Sneck, n. A door latch. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] {Sneck band}, a latchstring. Burns. {Sneck drawer}, a latch lifter; a bolt drawer; hence, a sly person; a cozener; a cheat; called also {sneckdraw}. {Sneck drawing}, lifting the latch.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sneck — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Bertha Sneck (1916–2010), US amerikanische Lektorin in China Liisa Maria Sneck (* 1968), finnische Eishockeyspielerin Marco Sneck (* 1978), finnischer Musiker Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sneck —  sneck the door, latch the door. The sneck or snecket of the door is, according to Skinner, the string which draws up the latch, to open the door ; perhaps from the Dutch word SNAPPEN, to snatch ; because, when the door is to be opened, it is… …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • Sneck — Le nom est porté dans le Nord Pas de Calais. On trouve aussi, en Belgique et dans les Ardennes, les formes apparemment équivalentes Snoeck, Snoeckx, Snoek. Deux possibilités : soit un ancien prénom (équivalent de Sénèque ?), soit un surnom lié au …   Noms de famille

  • sneck — I Yorkshire Dialect Door latch II Glesga Glossary To kiss someone III Cleveland Dialect List the latch (small bar of metal) of a door or wicket; [verb] to fasten IV A Geordie Dictionary The latch on a door V North Country (Newcastle) Words the… …   English dialects glossary

  • sneck — n. & v. Sc. & N.Engl. n. a latch. latch (a door etc.); close or fasten with a sneck. Etymology: ME, rel. to SNATCH …   Useful english dictionary

  • sneck — noun Etymology: Middle English snekke Date: 14th century chiefly dialect latch …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sneck — sneck1 /snek/, n. Scot. and North Eng. a door latch or its lever. [1275 1325; ME snek(k); cf. SNATCH] sneck2 snecker, n. /snek/, Masonry. n. 1. a small stone, as a spall, inserted into the spaces between larger pieces of rubble in a wall. v.t. 2 …   Universalium

  • sneck — 1. noun a) A latch or catch. b) The nose. 2. verb a) To latch, to lock …   Wiktionary

  • sneck — Scottish & N. English noun a latch on a door or window. verb close or fasten with a latch. Origin ME: obscurely related to snatch …   English new terms dictionary

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