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snell

 (snĕl)
n.
1. A length of fine fishing line that connects a hook to a heavier line; a leader.
2. The knot used to affix such a length of line to a hook.
tr.v. snelled, snell·ing, snells
To affix a snell to (a hook).

[Origin unknown.]

snell

(snɛl)
adj
Scot biting; bitter; sharp
[Old English snel quick, active]

Snell

(snɛl)
n
(Biography) Sir Peter (George). born 1938, New Zealand athlete; winner of three Olympic gold medals: for the 800 metres in 1960, and again in 1964, when he also won gold for the 1500 metres

snell

(snɛl)

n.
a short piece of nylon, gut, or the like, by which a fishhook is attached to a line.
[1840–50, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
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