Snib
Snib Snib, n. A reprimand; a snub. [Obs.] --Marston. [1913 Webster]

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  • Snib — Snib, v. t. [OE. snibben; cf. Dan. snibbe, and E. snub, v. t.] To check; to sneap; to sneb. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Him would he snib sharply for the nones. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snib — (snĭb) tr.v. Chiefly British snibbed, snib·bing, snibs To latch (a door or window): “ [the] window is snibbed on the inner side” (Arthur Conan Doyle).   [Origin unknown.] * * * …   Universalium

  • snib- — *snib , *snip germ.?, Verb: nhd. spitzig sein ( Verb), schneiden; ne. be (Verb) pointed, cut (Verb); Etymologie: Etymologie unklar; Literatur: Falk/Torp 523 …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • snib — chiefly Scottish & Irish ► NOUN 1) a lock, latch, or fastening for a door or window. 2) a small catch on a lock which holds the bolt in or out. ► VERB (snibbed, snibbing) ▪ fasten or lock. ORIGIN perhaps from Low German snibbe beak like point …   English terms dictionary

  • snib — I Scottish Vernacular Dictionary Door lock. To put the snib on would mean to lock or unlock the door. II The snib Glesga Glossary Prison …   English dialects glossary

  • snib — /snɪb / (say snib) noun 1. a mechanism which is usually part of a lock and which can be operated from only one side of a door, holding the lock in position independently of the key. 2. Chiefly Eastern States → latch (def. 1). –verb (t) (snibbed,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Snib — A snib is a manually operated catch for the internal locking of Yale type locks.Once operated it prevents key holders from using the lock externally, or allows the door to be closed without the lock engaging.Colloquial (UK) also the button inside …   Wikipedia

  • snib — verb to latch either a door or a window. Window is snibbed on the inner side. Frame work is solid. No hinges at the side. Let us open it. (from , by ) …   Wiktionary

  • snib — chiefly Scottish & Irish noun a lock, latch, or fastening for a door or window. ↘a small catch on a lock which holds the bolt in or out. verb (snibs, snibbing, snibbed) fasten or lock. Origin C19: perh. from Low Ger. snibbe beak like point …   English new terms dictionary

  • snib — v. & n. Sc. & Ir. v.tr. (snibbed, snibbing) bolt, fasten, or lock (a door etc.). n. a lock, catch, or fastening for a door or window. Etymology: 19th c.: orig. uncert …   Useful english dictionary

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