Definition of Snood

1. Noun. An ornamental net in the shape of a bag that confines a woman's hair; pins or ties at the back of the head.

Generic synonyms: Mesh, Meshing, Meshwork, Net, Network



Definition of Snood

1. n. The fillet which binds the hair of a young unmarried woman, and is emblematic of her maiden character.

2. v. t. To bind or braid up, as the hair, with a snood.

Definition of Snood

1. Noun. A band or ribbon for keeping the hair in place, including the hair-band formerly worn in Scotland and northern England by young unmarried women. ¹

2. Noun. A small hairnet or cap worn by women to keep their hair in place. ¹

3. Noun. The flap of red skin on the beak of a turkey. ¹

4. Noun. A short line of horsehair, gut, monofilament, etc., by which a fishhook is attached to a longer (and usually heavier) line; a snell. ¹

5. Noun. A piece of clothing to keep the neck warm; neckwarmer. ¹

6. Verb. To keep the hair in place with a snood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Snood

1. to secure with a snood (a net or fabric cap for the hair) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Snood

1. 1. The fillet which binds the hair of a young unmarried woman, and is emblematic of her maiden character. "And seldom was a snood amid Such wild, luxuriant ringlets hid." (Sir W. Scott) 2. A short line (often of horsehair) connecting a fishing line with the hook; a snell; a leader. Origin: AS. Snd. Cf. Snare. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snood

snoff
snoffs
snog
snogfest
snogfests
snogged
snogger
snogging
snogs
snoke
snoked
snokes
snoking
snollygoster
snollygosters
snood (current term)
snooded
snooding
snoods
snoof
snook
snooked
snooker
snooker table
snookered
snookering
snookers
snooking
snooks
snookums

Literary usage of Snood

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1. Sea Fishing by John Bickerdyke, William Senior, Alfred Harmsworth Northcliffe (1895)
"The strongest, but not the neatest, is to mnke a loop at the end of the snood or cast, put it through the loop of the fly, and then the fly through the loop ..."

2. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"XT., in the latter of which chapters Christ i» called, in contradistinction to A., 'the snood num.' and ' the hut A.' I anon aod ..."

3. The Sea-fisherman: Comprising the Chief Methods of Hook and Line Fishing in by James C. Wilcocks (1884)
"Two- thirds of the snood of fine hemp, the remainder of fine silk line, or of the yellow silk known as barber's twist, used by shoemakers in sewing upper ..."

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