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.
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.
A new species of snub-nosed monkey has been discovered in the Himalayas of north-eastern Burma.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jamaerah yanked out a snub-nosed from beneath the kitchen sink.