Definitions For Snell

Etymology 1

From Middle English snell, , quick, fast from {{inh, en, ang, snell, snel, snell, lively, quick}} from {{inh, en, gem-pro, *snellaz, , active, swift, brisk}}. Akin to {{cog, osx, snel, snel, snell, active, strenuous}}, {{cog, nl, snel}}, {{cog, goh, snel}} (whence German schnell, , quick, swift, {{cog, yi, שנעל, , quick, swift}}, {{cog, it, snello, , quick, nimble}}, {{cog, fro, isnel, esnel, isnel, snell}}, and {{cog, oc, isnel, isnel, irnel, snell}}), {{cog, non, snjallr, , skilful, excellent}} (whence Danish snild, , clever).


{{en-adj, er}} (now chiefly, _, Scotland) quick, quick, smart; sharp, active, brisk or nimble; lively. quick-witted, quick-witted; witty. harsh, harsh; severe.

Derived terms



Dutch: snel Finnish: reipas, riuska Old English: snell Old Saxon: snel Yiddish: שנעל Finnish: riuska Finnish: napakka Finnish: reipas

Etymology 2

{{unk, en}}


SNELL (plural SNELLs) A short line of horsehair, gut, monofilament, etc., by which a fishhook or lure is attached to a longer (and usually heavier) line.

Related terms

snell knot


Finnish: perukesiima German: Mundschnur, f Maori: takā, taukaea


{{en-verb}} To tie a hook to the end of a fishing line with a snell knot. : Can you show me how to snell a hook?

Is Snell a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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