snorter


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snort

 (snôrt)
n.
1.
a. A rough, noisy sound made by breathing forcefully through the nostrils, as a horse or pig does.
b. A similar sound: the snort of a steam engine.
2. Slang
a. A drink of liquor, especially when swallowed in one gulp.
b. Cocaine or heroin, especially a small amount sniffed at one time.
c. The liquor or drug so taken.
v. snort·ed, snort·ing, snorts
v.intr.
1.
a. To breathe noisily and forcefully through the nostrils.
b. To make a sound resembling noisy exhalation: "The wind snorted across the Kansas plains" (Gail Sheehy).
2. To make an abrupt noise expressive of scorn, ridicule, or contempt.
3. To ingest a drug, such as cocaine or heroin, by sniffing.
v.tr.
1. To express by snorting: He snorted his disapproval.
2. To ingest by sniffing: snorted cocaine.

[From Middle English snorten, to snort, from fnorten, variant of fnoren; see snore.]

snort′er n.

snorter

(ˈsnɔːtə)
n
1. a person or animal that snorts
2. slang Brit something outstandingly impressive or difficult
3. slang Brit something or someone ridiculous
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snorter - someone who expresses contempt or indignation by uttering a snorting sound
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
2.snorter - something outstandingly difficult; "the problem was a real snorter"
difficulty - a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result; "serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
3.snorter - something that is extraordinary or remarkable or prominent; "a snorter of a sermon"; "the storm wasn't long but it was a snorter"
thing - an artifact; "how does this thing work?"
Translations

snorter

[ˈsnɔːtəʳ] N
1. a real snorter of a problemun problemón
a snorter of a questionuna pregunta dificilísima
it was a snorter of a gamefue un partido maravilloso
2. (= drink) → trago m, copa f

snorter

[ˈsnɔːtəʳ] n (Brit) (fam)
a. a real snorter of a problemun bel rompicapo
b. (drink) → bicchierino, goccio
References in classic literature ?
This case is a snorter. Don't waste a moment in getting started.
And though Mohammad Abbas was his usual wobbly self, bowling Hashim Amla with a snorter in his first over of the day and threatening the edge regularly thereafter, neither of the left-armers, Mohammad Amir or Afridi, could find much to trouble Bavuma or du Plessis as they persistently angled the ball across their bows in search of reverse swing, but finding little deviation through the air.
HAT an absolute snorter of a race the Betfair Chase looks at Haydock.
With less than 30 minutes to go for Tea, the legspinner delivered a snorter. He floated the ball up and then got it to dip to draw Chandimal forward.
Ras h if " Rashid's snorter to dislodge Rahul, turning sharply out of the footmarks outside legstump to trim the offbail, was not the work of a part-time twirler.
Amid his disposal of the visitors' top four, the snorter that dismissed Hashim Amla - rising, moving and flicking the gloves of a maestro who scored a triple century on his last test at The Oval - told of a solid county denizen transformed into irresistible test spearhead.
James Hildreth played nicely for 32, but there was little he could do with a Bresnan snorter that took off from just short of a length and caught the edge.
Abbott became the highest wicket taker in the Championship this season when he notched up his 32nd scalp of the campaign - with Ian Westwood on the end of a snorter outside off stump, and Jimmy Adams catching well at second slip.
Yorkshire were in some trouble at 130-5 and were lucky it was not six when a snorter from Chris Wright flew off the bat of Tim Bresnan and just over the head of gully for four.
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Graham Onions bowled well on day one, and took his 500th First-Class wicket on Saturday with a snorter to Andrew Gale but there were too many bad balls.
The left- hander found a way to sway off a Johnson snorter before hitting him for two fours in the pacer's next over.