sneck

sneck
n. & v. Sc. & N.Engl.
—n. a latch.
—v.tr. latch (a door etc.); close or fasten with a sneck.
Etymology: ME, rel. to SNATCH

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  • 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 — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Bertha Sneck (1916–2010), US amerikanische Lektorin in China Liisa Maria Sneck (* 1968), finnische Eishockeyspielerin Marco Sneck (* 1978), finnischer Musiker Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sneck — Sneck, v. t. [See {Snatch}.] To fasten by a hatch; to latch, as a door. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] {Sneck up}, be silent; shut up; hold your peace. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sneck up — Sneck Sneck, v. t. [See {Snatch}.] To fasten by a hatch; to latch, as a door. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] {Sneck up}, be silent; shut up; hold your peace. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sneck —  sneck the door, latch the door. The sneck or snecket of the door is, according to Skinner, the string which draws up the latch, to open the door ; perhaps from the Dutch word SNAPPEN, to snatch ; because, when the door is to be opened, it is… …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • Sneck — Le nom est porté dans le Nord Pas de Calais. On trouve aussi, en Belgique et dans les Ardennes, les formes apparemment équivalentes Snoeck, Snoeckx, Snoek. Deux possibilités : soit un ancien prénom (équivalent de Sénèque ?), soit un surnom lié au …   Noms de famille

  • sneck up — intransitive verb Etymology: sneck of unknown origin chiefly dialect : to make oneself scarce usually used in the phrase go sneck up …   Useful english dictionary

  • sneck — I Yorkshire Dialect Door latch II Glesga Glossary To kiss someone III Cleveland Dialect List the latch (small bar of metal) of a door or wicket; [verb] to fasten IV A Geordie Dictionary The latch on a door V North Country (Newcastle) Words the… …   English dialects glossary

  • 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

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