Snail vs Snaillike - What's the difference?

snail | snaillike |


As a noun snail

is any of very many animals (either hermaphroditic or nonhermaphroditic), of the class gastropoda , having a coiled shell.

As a verb snail

is to move or travel very slowly.

As an adjective snaillike is

resembling a snail or some aspect of one.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

snail

English

(wikipedia snail) (Helicidae)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any of very many animals (either hermaphroditic or nonhermaphroditic), of the class Gastropoda , having a coiled shell.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=7 citation , passage=‘Children crawled over each other like little grey worms in the gutters,’ he said. ‘The only red things about them were their buttocks and they were raw. Their faces looked as if snails had slimed on them and their mothers were like great sick beasts whose byres had never been cleared. […]’}}
  • (informal, by extension) A slow person; a sluggard.
  • (engineering) A spiral cam, or a flat piece of metal of spirally curved outline, used for giving motion to, or changing the position of, another part, as the hammer tail of a striking clock.
  • (military, historical) A tortoise or testudo; a movable roof or shed to protect besiegers.
  • * Vegetius (in translation)
  • They had also all manner of gynes [engines]
  • The pod of the snail clover.
  • Derived terms

    * snail mail * snail's pace

    See also

    * heliciculture * slug

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To move or travel very slowly
  • Anagrams

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    snaillike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a snail or some aspect of one.