Hose vs Snout - What's the difference?

hose | snout |

As nouns the difference between hose and snout

is that hose is a flexible tube conveying water or other fluid, hoses while snout is the long, projecting nose, mouth and jaw of a beast, as of pigs.

As verbs the difference between hose and snout

is that hose is to water or spray with a hose while snout is to furnish with a nozzle or point.



(wikipedia hose)


  • (countable) A flexible tube conveying water or other fluid.
  • (uncountable) A stocking-like garment worn on the legs; pantyhose, women's tights.
  • (obsolete) Close-fitting trousers or breeches, reaching to the knee.
  • * Bible, Daniel iii. 21
  • These men were bound in their coats, their hosen , and their hats, and their other garments.
  • * Shakespeare
  • His youthful hose , well saved, a world too wide / For his shrunk shank.

    Usage notes

    * (garment covering legs ) Formerly a male garment covering the lower body, with the upper body covered by a doublet. By the 16th century hose had separated into two garments, stocken and breeches. Since the 1920's, hose refers mostly to women's stockings or pantyhose

    Derived terms

    * hose clamp * hose clip


  • To water or spray with a hose.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1995 , author=Vivian Russell , title=Monet's Garden: Through the Seasons at Giverny citation , isbn=9780711209886 , page=83 , passage=Only days before the garden opens, the concrete is hosed down with a high-pressure jet and scrubbed.}}
  • To provide with hose (garment)
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , year=1834 , author=Pierce Pungent , title=Men and Manners , date=July to December , volume=X , page=416 , magazine=Fraser's magazine for town and country citation , passage=The mighty mass of many a mingled race,
    Who dwell in towns where he pursued the chase;
    The men degenerate shirted, cloaked, and hosed -
    Nose and eyes only to the day exposed}}
  • To attack and kill somebody, usually using a firearm.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=2003 , author=John R. Bruning , title=Jungle ace , publisher=Brassey's citation , isbn=9781574886948 , page=136 , passage=His guns hosed down the vessel's decks, sweeping them clear of sailors, blowing holes in the bulkheads, and smashing gun positions.}}
  • To trick or deceive.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1995 , author=Keath Fraser , title=Popular anatomy , publisher=The Porcupine's Quill citation , isbn=9780889841499 , page=458 , passage=Bartlett elaborated on what had happened at the warehouse, saying he thought Chandar was supposed to have advised, not hosed him.}}
  • (computing) To break a computer so everything needs to be reinstalled; to wipe all files.
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , year=2006 , date=Spring 2006 , author=Joel Durham Jr. , title=Pimp Out Win XP with TweakUI , page=63 , magazine=Maximum PC , publisher=Future US, Inc. , issn=1522-4279 citation , passage=There aren't any tricky hexadecimal calculations to snare your brain, nor is there a need to worry about hosing the registry for all eternity.}}

    Derived terms

    * hose down * home and hosed


    * hoes * shoe English transitive verbs




    (en noun)
  • The long, projecting nose, mouth, and jaw of a beast, as of pigs.
  • The pig rooted around in the dirt with its snout .
  • The front of the prow of a ship or boat.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1944, author=(w)
  • , title= The Three Corpse Trick, section=chapter 5 , passage=The dinghy was trailing astern at the end of its painter, and Merrion looked at it as he passed. He saw that it was a battered-looking affair of the prahm type, with a blunt snout , and like the parent ship, had recently been painted a vivid green.}}
  • (derogatory) A person's nose.
  • His glasses kept slipping further down onto his prominent snout .
  • The nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc.
  • If you place the snout right into the bucket, it won't spray as much.
  • The anterior prolongation of the head of a gastropod; a rostrum.
  • The anterior prolongation of the head of weevils and allied beetles; a rostrum.
  • (British, slang) Tobacco; cigarettes.
  • * 1967 , Len Deighton, Only When I Laugh
  • (Bob, p. 55:) Charlie was the most vicious screw on the block ... He caught me with the two ounces of snout right in my hand, caught me by the hair, and swung me round in the exercise yard ...
    (Spider, p. 175:) She brings me snout and sweets, and sometimes a cake from Mum.
  • * 1982 , Edward Bond, Saved
  • LIZ. I only got one left. / FRED (calls). Get us some snout . / MIKE. Five or ten?
  • * 2000 , Joe Randolph Ackerley, P N Furbank, We Think the World of You
  • Also he was "doing his nut" for some "snout ." I said I would provide cigarettes.
  • * 2004 , Allan Sillitoe, New and Collected Stories
  • Raymond rolled a neat cigarette. "What about some snout , then?" "No, thanks." He laughed. Smoke drifted from his open mouth.
  • Terminus of a glacier.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To furnish with a nozzle or point.
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