1. "trunk or projecting nose of an animal".
2. sn- + out => snout.
来自中古低地德语 snute,鼻子，口鼻部，来自 Proto-Germanic*snut,鼻子，拟声词，模仿鼻子 发出的声音。引申诸相关词义。
- snout:  Snout and snot  are very close etymologically. Both go back ultimately to a prehistoric Germanic base *snut-or *snūt-, source also of obsolete English snite ‘wipe or pick one’s nose’, German schneuzen ‘blow one’s nose’, and German schnauze ‘snout’ (whence English schnauzer ‘German breed of dog’ ). The colloquial snoot ‘nose’  is an alteration of snout, and formed the basis of the adjective snooty  (the underlying idea being of holding one’s ‘nose’ in the air in a superior way).
=> schnauzer, snooty, snot
- snout (n.)
- early 13c., "trunk or projecting nose of an animal," from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch snute "snout," from Proto-Germanic *snut- (cognates: German Schnauze, Norwegian snut, Danish snude "snout"), which Watkins traces to a hypothetical Germanic root *snu- forming words having to do with the nose, imitative of a sudden drawing of breath (compare Old English gesnot "nasal mucus;" German schnauben "pant, puff, snort" (Austrian dialect), schnaufen "breathe heavily, pant," Schnupfen "cold in the head;" Old Norse snaldr "snout" (of a serpent), snuthra "to sniff, snuffle"). Of other animals and (contemptuously) of humans from c. 1300.
- 1. The snout of the Mercedes poked through the gates.
- 2. the snout of a pistol
- 3. Pigs dig earth with the snout.
- 4. The tank stopped with the long snout of its gun turned to the ridge.
- 5. He was so happy he wanted to snout for joy.
来自汉英文学 - 骆驼祥子
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