sneckdraw

sneckdraw
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun or sneck drawer
Etymology: sneckdraw from sneck (I) + draw (v.); sneck drawer from Middle English snek-drawer, from snek, snekk sneck + drawer
chiefly Scotland : a sly crafty person trying to worm his way in

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  • sneckdraw — Sneck Sneck, n. A door latch. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] {Sneck band}, a latchstring. Burns. {Sneck drawer}, a latch lifter; a bolt drawer; hence, a sly person; a cozener; a cheat; called also {sneckdraw}. {Sneck drawing}, lifting the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sneckdraw — noun One who is sly, cunning, devious …   Wiktionary

  • Sneck — Sneck, n. A door latch. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] {Sneck band}, a latchstring. Burns. {Sneck drawer}, a latch lifter; a bolt drawer; hence, a sly person; a cozener; a cheat; called also {sneckdraw}. {Sneck drawing}, lifting the latch.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sneck band — Sneck Sneck, n. A door latch. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] {Sneck band}, a latchstring. Burns. {Sneck drawer}, a latch lifter; a bolt drawer; hence, a sly person; a cozener; a cheat; called also {sneckdraw}. {Sneck drawing}, lifting the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sneck drawer — Sneck Sneck, n. A door latch. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] {Sneck band}, a latchstring. Burns. {Sneck drawer}, a latch lifter; a bolt drawer; hence, a sly person; a cozener; a cheat; called also {sneckdraw}. {Sneck drawing}, lifting the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sneck drawing — Sneck Sneck, n. A door latch. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] {Sneck band}, a latchstring. Burns. {Sneck drawer}, a latch lifter; a bolt drawer; hence, a sly person; a cozener; a cheat; called also {sneckdraw}. {Sneck drawing}, lifting the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sneck drawer — noun see sneckdraw * * * sneck drawer, also sneck draw noun 1. Someone who lifts the latch 2. An insinuating or crafty person • • • Main Entry: ↑sneck …   Useful english dictionary

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