adjective Date: 1725 1. having a stubby and usually slightly turned-up nose 2. having a very short barrel <
a snub-nosed revolver

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  • Snub-nosed — a. Having a short, flat nose, slightly turned up; as, the snub nosed eel. [1913 Webster] {Snub nosed cachalot} (Zo[ o]l.), the pygmy sperm whale. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snub-nosed — may refer to:* Snub nosed monkey, an Old World monkey * Snub nosed viper, a venomous viper …   Wikipedia

  • snub-nosed — /snub nohzd /, adj. 1. having a snub nose: a snub nosed child. 2. having a blunt end: snub nosed pliers. [1715 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • snub-nosed — adj 1.) having a snub nose 2.) snub nosed pistol/revolver etc a small gun with a very short ↑barrel (=tube where the bullets come out) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • snub-nosed — snub′ nosed adj. 1) cvb having a snub nose 2) cvb having a blunt end: snub nosed pliers[/ex] • Etymology: 1715–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • snub-nosed — [snub′nōzd΄] adj. 1. having a snub nose 2. designating or of a handgun with a very short barrel …   English World dictionary

  • snub-nosed — [ ,snʌb nouzd ] adjective with a short nose that looks rather flat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • snub-nosed — adjective having a blunt nose a pug nosed boy with freckles a snub nosed automatic • Syn: ↑pug nosed, ↑pug nose, ↑short nosed • Similar to: ↑nosed …   Useful english dictionary

  • snub-nosed — adjective having a snub nose that points slightly upwards …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • snub nosed — Synonyms and related words: bandy, bandy legged, blemished, bloated, blocky, bowlegged, chubby, chunky, club footed, defaced, deformed, disfigured, dumpy, dwarfed, fat, flatfooted, grotesque, ill made, ill proportioned, ill shaped, knock kneed,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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