What does the word snout mean?

Usage examples for snout

  1. It had a pointed snout, long ears, short, thick limbs, and stout claws. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. In another moment his snout rose above the water; his wide jaws, armed with a terrific double row of teeth, appeared; the dead fish was engulfed, and the shark sank out of sight. – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. That means tragedy- not the wolf at the door, but with his snout right in the platter." – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips