from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a short, turned-up nose.
  • adj. Having an extremely short barrel: a snub-nosed pistol.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a nose that is short and turned upward at the tip.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a short, flat nose, slightly turned up.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a short, flat nose with the end somewhat turned up; pug-nosed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a blunt nose


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  • The montage of icons does cohere into a sort of meta-icon perhaps, of dogs that are (for me) short-haired, middling-sized, with dark-brown fur; but this is … a sort of cubist collage of perspectives that spills out beyond its casual frame, each dog a Cerberus with three heads superimposed one over the other, snub-nosed and long-snouted, ears pricked and flattened, slavering and not slavering.

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  • There is always the suspicion, especially on hot Californian days, that one of the beautifully laid-out trays is the hidden snub-nosed bullet in a game of edible Russian roulette.

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  • A new species of snub-nosed monkey has been discovered in the Himalayas of north-eastern Burma.

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  • The four previously known species of snub-nosed monkeys, from China, Tibet and Vietnam, are all endangered or critically endangered and although the new species is not officially red-listed it meets the criteria for a critically endangered species.

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  • Like other species of Rhinopithecus, R. strykeri is marked by wide, upturned, forward-facing nostrils flanked by upturned flaps of skin, creating the snub-nosed face associated with the genus.

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  • Indeed, she points out, concerns about the difficulty they have with breathing are so great that many snub-nosed dogs are on no-fly lists of the major airlines.

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  • I'd like to think that anyone who owns a snub-nosed dog has done some marginal research before acquiring it and is aware of its very high potential for overheating.

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  • The plan is the cornerstone of efforts to preserve the bristly, snub-nosed animal, whose numbers have fallen to fewer than 40 in the jungles of Borneo.

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  • The Indochinese tiger, Asian elephant and endemic species like the saola, Tonkin snub-nosed monkey and Siamese crocodile are on the verge of extinction in the country.

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  • Jamaerah yanked out a snub-nosed from beneath the kitchen sink.

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