What does the word snail mean?

Usage examples for snail

  1. Suddenly he heard his name called, and looking around to see whence the voice came, he noticed a large snail crawling out of some bushes. – The Adventures of Pinocchio by C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini
  2. Are there many of this kind of snail in the sea?" – The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  3. Harry has left divers snail- shells fastened on pasteboard. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking