Definition of Snell

1. a. Active; brisk; nimble; quick; sharp.

2. n. A short line of horsehair, gut, etc., by which a fishhook is attached to a longer line.

Definition of Snell

1. Adjective. Active, brisk or nimble; Lively. ¹

2. Adjective. Quick, sudden; Sharp. ¹

3. Adjective. Quick-witted; Witty. ¹

4. Adjective. Harsh; Severe. ¹

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

6. Verb. To tie a hook to the end of a fishing line with a snell knot. ¹

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Definition of Snell

1. keen [adj SNELLER, SNELLEST] / to attach a short line to a fishhook [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: keen

Medical Definition of Snell

1. A short line of horsehair, gut, etc, by which a fishhook is attached to a longer line. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snell

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Literary usage of Snell

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1. The Canada Law Journal by Law Society of Upper Canada, William S. Hein & Company, Canadian Bar Association (1908)
"snell (1908) 2 Ch. 127 was an action by the vendor of a patent against the ... The patents were assigned to snell absolutely, and snell subsequently sold ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Tennessee by Jere Baxter, Tennessee Supreme Court (1891)
"James C. snell, et ah. repudiate and deny his title, but take the ground, that, if they are mistaken in this, they have brought their money into Court, ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, James Russell, John Scott Eldon (1832)
"... ought therefore to be deemed and considered as coming within the same denomination ; and with respect to the tellers the defendant snell said, ..."

4. Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1864)
"ASSUMPSIT upon a promissory note made by A. snell junior, ... The plaintiff, in his second count, alleged that snell had no demands against Shearman. ..."

5. A History of Texas and Texans by Francis White Johnson, Ernest William Winkler (1914)
"WILLIAM H. snell. Since the year 1814 when the first permanent pictures were ... From the point of view of continuous service William H. snell is one of the ..."

6. Hearings Before the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives by United States Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture (1922)
"Mr. snell. There usually is opposition to.every bill thjat is introduced ... Mr. snell. I suggested one day for the opposition and one day for our rebuttal. ..."

7. Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 by East Bridgewater (Mass.) (1917)
"Harriet Augusta (see snell). John, " slain in the former war with France was the only ... Nathan T. and Harriet F., July 21,1839, a. 4 m. II d., GR8.] snell ..."

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