Sneck vs Serpent - What's the difference?

sneck | serpent |


As nouns the difference between sneck and serpent

is that sneck is (northern england|scotland) a latch or catch while serpent is snake.

As a verb sneck

is to latch, to lock.

sneck

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (Northern England, Scotland) A latch or catch.
  • *1980 , (JL Carr), A Month in the Country , Penguin 2010, p. 3:
  • *:The graveyard wall was in good repair, although, surprisingly, the narrow gate's sneck was smashed and it was held-to by a loop of binder twine.
  • (Northern England, Scotland) The nose.
  • A cut.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To latch, to lock.
  • To cut.
  • Derived terms

    * sneck-bend * sneck lifter * sneck posset * sneckyeat * sneck up

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    serpent

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A snake.
  • (label) An obsolete wind instrument in the brass family, whose shape is suggestive of a snake ().
  • (label) A subtle, treacherous, malicious person.
  • A kind of firework with a serpentine motion.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) To wind; to encircle.
  • (Evelyn)

    See also

    * herpetology * lizard * reptile * snake

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