from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small netlike cap worn by women to keep the hair in place.
- n. A headband or fillet.
- n. A fleshy wrinkled fold of skin that hangs down over a turkey's beak.
- transitive v. To hold (the hair) in place with a snood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. A small hairnet or cap worn by women to keep their hair in place.
- n. The flap of red skin on the beak of a male turkey.
- n. A short line of horsehair, gut, monofilament, etc., by which a fishhook is attached to a longer (and usually heavier) line; a snell.
- n. A piece of clothing to keep the neck warm; neckwarmer.
- v. To keep the hair in place with a snood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The fillet which binds the hair of a young unmarried woman, and is emblematic of her maiden character.
- n. A short line (often of horsehair) connecting a fishing line with the hook; a snell; a leader.
- transitive v. To bind or braid up, as the hair, with a snood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fillet formerly worn by young women in Scotland to confine the hair. It was held to be emblematic of maidenhood or virginity.
- n. In angling, a hair-line, gut, or silk cord by which a fish-hook is fastened to the line; a snell; a leader or trace Also sneed.
- n. One of the short lines of a bultow to which the hooks are attached: also called by fishermen ganging. The snoods are 6 feet long, and placed at intervals of 12 feet.
- To bind up with a snood, as a maiden's hair.
- To tie, fasten, or affix, as an anglers' hook when the end of the line or gut-loop is seized on to the shank of the hook.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an ornamental net in the shape of a bag that confines a woman's hair; pins or ties at the back of the head
Middle English snod, headband, from Old English snōd; see (s)nē- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English snōd. (Wiktionary)