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

  • adj. Having a thin pointed nose or snout.
  • adj. Having a keen sense of smell.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a sharp, pointed, or peaked nose: specifically said of the common eel, Anguilla vulgaris, also called A. oxyrhyncha. See cut under Anguilla.
  • Keen of scent; having a good nose or faculty of smell, as a dog.

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

  • adj. having a sharply pointed nose


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