(1)   A long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose
(2)   Beaklike projection of the anterior part of the head of certain insects such as e.g. weevils
(3)   Informal terms for the nose


  1. The long, projecting nose, mouth and jaw of a beast, as of pigs.
    The pig rooted around in the dirt with its snout
  2. The nose of a man, (in contempt).
    His glasses kept slipping further down onto his prominent snout.
  3. The nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc.
    If you place the snout right into the bucket, it won't spray as much.
  4. The anterior prolongation of the head of weevils and allied beetles; a rostrum.
  5. The anterior prolongation of the head of a gastropod; a rostrum.
  6. Tobacco; cigarettes.
    • 1982, Edward Bond, Saved
      LIZ. I only got one left. / FRED (calls). Get us some snout. / MIKE. Five or ten?
    • 2000, Joe Randolph Ackerley, P N Furbank, We Think the World of You
      Also he was "doing his nut" for some "snout." I said I would provide cigarettes.
    • 2004, Allan Sillitoe, New and Collected Stories
      Raymond rolled a neat cigarette. "What about some snout, then?" "No, thanks." He laughed. Smoke drifted from his open mouth.