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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.
Subsequently, Tharanga's opening partner Dimuth Karunaratne (25) had a few snorters as he struck two boundaries and held his end well for the most part before offering an outside edge to Ashwin for his second wicket.
If you like your football of the blood and snorters variety head agree it could be a low scorer try 1-0 Glens at 11-1 while under 2.5 goals is 11-10.
If you like your football of the blood and snorters variety head to Kilmarnock but goals could be at a premium.
Rising numbers of "silver snorters" are taking the Class A drug - with overall UK use quadrupling since 1996.
Malan left a Wright delivery that knocked out off-peg and Woakes ousted John Simpson and Gareth Berg with the sort of snorters that his captain was hoping to see in the morning session.
Most coin and currency enthusiasts build collections based on rarity and value, but history behind some prize the the hard cash, as in the case of a "short snorter." During World War II and the Korean War, short snorters were typically $1 bills that servicemen carried as good luck charms.
The drug has rather marked numbing effects, as snorters can readily attest, and for this reason it is still used in some contexts by some orofacial surgeons.