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SNUB, noun A knot or protuberance in wood; a snag. [Not in use.]

SNUB, verb transitive [supra.]

1. To nip; to clip or break off the end. Hence,

2. To check; to reprimand; to check, stop or rebuke with a tart sarcastic reply or remark. [This is the same word radically as sneap, sneb, and is the word chiefly used.]

SNUB'-NOSE, noun A short or flat nose.

SNUB'-NOSED, adjective Having a short flat nose.