Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Moving with extreme slowness.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Snail-like in pace or gait; creeping or moving slowly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Slow-moving, like a snail.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Sometimes there are notices warning of inanimate dangers such as the invariably poorly-designed curves, sharp-edged shoulders that drop off into nothingness or shoulders that don't exist at all, perilous intersections, and traffic lanes that turn from two into one or from one into none, snail-paced farm implements and, inevitably, roads under repair.

    Free riding the roads of Mexico

  • Sometimes there are notices warning of inanimate dangers such as the invariably poorly-designed curves, sharp-edged shoulders that drop off into nothingness or shoulders that don't exist at all, perilous intersections, and traffic lanes that turn from two into one or from one into none, snail-paced farm implements and, inevitably, roads under repair.

    Free riding the roads of Mexico

  • Sometimes there are notices warning of inanimate dangers such as the invariably poorly-designed curves, sharp-edged shoulders that drop off into nothingness or shoulders that don't exist at all, perilous intersections, and traffic lanes that turn from two into one or from one into none, snail-paced farm implements and, inevitably, roads under repair.

    Free riding the roads of Mexico

  • Much of the time, lack of local capacity and snail-paced international support mire us in the world of "might have been".

    Nicholas van Praag: Was Keynes right about fragile states?

  • She had spent most of those past two hours in traffic moving at maddening snail-paced speed, inching toward the city and through it.

    VELOCITY

  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Ann Veneman, UNICEF Executive Director, should visit Yemen and let them know that the world is watching their snail-paced response to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

    Yemen's Sacrificial Child Brides

  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Ann Veneman, UNICEF Executive Director, should visit Yemen and let them know that the world is watching their snail-paced response to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

    Madeline Wheeler: Yemen's Sacrificial Child Brides

  • Much of the time, lack of local capacity and snail-paced international support mire us in the world of "might have been".

    Nicholas van Praag: Was Keynes right about fragile states?

  • She had spent most of those past two hours in traffic moving at maddening snail-paced speed, inching toward the city and through it.

    VELOCITY

  • Block out the mental images of snail-paced Major League Soccer games that you may have seen.

    World Cup 2010 Schedule | Manolith

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