Snib vs Snig - What's the difference?

snib | snig |


As nouns the difference between snib and snig

is that snib is (scotland) a latch or fastening for a door, window etc while snig is (uk|dialect) a small eel.

As verbs the difference between snib and snig

is that snib is (scotland) to latch (a door, window etc) while snig is (australia|new zealand|forestry) to drag a log along the ground by means of a chain fastened at one end.

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snib

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (Scotland) A latch or fastening for a door, window etc.
  • *2008 , (James Kelman), Kieron Smith, Boy , Penguin 2009, p. 99:
  • *:He did not like me coming in except if I was going to bed. I heard him saying to my maw about a snib for the door.
  • (obsolete) A reprimand; a snub.
  • (Marston)

    Verb

    (snibb)
  • (Scotland) To latch (a door, window etc.).
  • *1890 , (Arthur Conan Doyle), The Sign of the Four , VI:
  • *:‘Window is snibbed on the inner side. Frame-work is solid. No hinges at the side. Let us open it.’
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    snig

    English

    Verb

  • (Australia, New Zealand, forestry) To drag a log along the ground by means of a chain fastened at one end.
  • (UK, dialect) To sneak.
  • To chop off; to cut.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (UK, dialect) A small eel.
  • (Webster 1913)

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