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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Snout \Snout\ (snout), n. [OE. snoute, probably of Scand, or Low German origin; cf. LG. snute, D. snuit, G. schnauze, Sw. snut, snyte, Dan. snude, Icel. sn?ta to blow the nose; probably akin to E. snuff, v.t. Cf. Snite, Snot, Snuff.] 1. The long, projecting nose of a beast, as of swine. [1913 Webster] 2. The nose of a man; -- in contempt. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster] 3. The nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc. [1913 Webster] 4. (Zool.) (a) The anterior prolongation of the head of a gastropod; -- called also rostrum. (b) The anterior prolongation of the head of weevils and allied beetles. [1913 Webster] Snout beetle (Zool.), any one of many species of beetles having an elongated snout and belonging to the tribe Rhynchophora; a weevil. Snout moth (Zool.), any pyralid moth. See Pyralid. [1913 Webster]