snaf|fle

snaf|fle
snaf|fle1 «SNAF uhl», noun, verb, -fled, -fling.
–n.
a slender, jointed bit used on a bridle; snaffle bit.
–v.t.
1. to control or manage by a snaffle.
2. to put a snaffle on.
[compare Dutch snavel, Frisian snaffel beak, mouth]
snaf|fle2 «SNAF uhl», transitive verb, -fled, -fling.
Especially British Dialect. to steal.
[origin uncertain]

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  • snaf — snaf·fles; snaf·fle; …   English syllables

  • fle — baf·fle·ment; buf·fle·horn; caf·fle; cof·fle; cur·fuf·fle; fle·eth; fuf·fle; gof·fle; jif·fle; ker·fuf·fle; maf·fle; mof·fle; ni·fle; raf·fle·sia; raf·fle·si·a·ce·ae; rif·fle·man; ri·fle·man; ri·fle·ry; ri·fle·scope; scraf·fle; scruf·fle;… …   English syllables

  • snaffle — snaf·fle …   English syllables

  • snaffle — snaf|fle [ˈsnæfəl] v [T] BrE informal to take something quickly, especially before anyone else has had the time or the chance to do this = ↑grab ▪ I managed to snaffle a couple of biscuits …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • snaffle — I snaf•fle [[t]ˈsnæf əl[/t]] n. v. fled, fling 1) Also called snaf′fle bit . a bit, usu. jointed in the middle and without a curb, with a large ring at each end to which a rein and cheek strap are attached 2) to put a snaffle on (a horse) 3) to… …   From formal English to slang

  • Snaffle — Snaf fle, n. [D. snavel a beak, bill, snout; akin to G. schnabel, OHG. snabul,. sneb, snebbe, OFries. snavel mouth, Dan. & Sw. snabel beak, bill, Lith. snapas, and to E. snap, v. See {Snap}, and cf. {Neb}.] A kind of bridle bit, having a joint in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snaffle — Snaf fle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snaffled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snaffling}.] To put a snaffle in the mouth of; to subject to the snaffle; to bridle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snaffle bit — Snaffle Snaf fle, n. [D. snavel a beak, bill, snout; akin to G. schnabel, OHG. snabul,. sneb, snebbe, OFries. snavel mouth, Dan. & Sw. snabel beak, bill, Lith. snapas, and to E. snap, v. See {Snap}, and cf. {Neb}.] A kind of bridle bit, having a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snaffled — Snaffle Snaf fle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snaffled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snaffling}.] To put a snaffle in the mouth of; to subject to the snaffle; to bridle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snaffling — Snaffle Snaf fle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snaffled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snaffling}.] To put a snaffle in the mouth of; to subject to the snaffle; to bridle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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