Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, same as snotter.
  • noun A motor-car driven by an internal-combustion engine, the high-pressure exhaust of which is so incompletely muffled as to emit a snorting noise.
  • noun Something unusually good.
  • noun One who snores loudly.
  • noun One who or that which snorts, as under excitement.
  • noun Something fierce or furious, especially a gale; something large of its kind.
  • noun The wheatear or stonechat, Saxicola ænanthe. See cut under stonechat.

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

  • noun One who snorts.
  • noun (Zoöl.), Prov. Eng. The wheather; -- so called from its cry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who snorts.
  • noun informal something that is extraordinary or remarkable
  • noun UK, informal something that is extremely difficult

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

  • noun something outstandingly difficult
  • noun something that is extraordinary or remarkable or prominent
  • noun someone who expresses contempt or indignation by uttering a snorting sound

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He had a conception of a malicious God, and believed in his secret soul that if God knew it was a desirable wind, God would promptly efface it and send a snorter from the west.

    MAKE WESTING

  • Great for flusing birds, the Super-snorter is so fast you don't have to lead.

    The Great Overbore Conundrum

  • He had a conception of a malicious God, and believed in his secret soul that if God knew it was a desirable wind, God would promptly efface it and send a snorter from the west.

    Make Westing

  • God knew it was a desirable wind God would promptly efface it and send a snorter from the west.

    Make Westing

  • Arsenal play Blackburn at home on Saturday, and while Fat Sam's men are feisty to say the least, backing Eduardo to come up with another snorter could be a very wise move.

    TEAMtalk Football News

  • Leeds' Robert Snodgrass has let fly with what can only accurately be described as a 'snorter'

    BBC News - Home

  • But I used to think I was a regular rip-snorter when I was a youngster up in Eastern Oregon, sneaking away from camp to ride with the cattle and break cayuses and that sort of thing.

    Chapter XII

  • If it failed. and the snorter came from anywhere between southwest and north, back the Mary Rogers would be hurled and be no better off than she had been seven weeks before.

    MAKE WESTING

  • You got me now, but that hunch is a rip-snorter persuadin 'sort of a critter, and it's my plain duty to ride it.

    Chapter 2

  • I saw The Piano a third time to justify my loathing of it.32nd over: England 120-4 Bopara 43, Prior 3 Five singles from Tahir's over, which ends with a snorter that bursts past Bopara's outside edge.

    England v South Africa - live! | Rob Smyth

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