Definition of snaggle in English:


Syllabification: snag·gle
Pronunciation: /ˈsnaɡəl


A tangled or knotted mass: figurative a snaggle of import restrictions
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  • The whole thing was a debacle. We marched into the gym like stormtroopers, everyone turned to look at us, we then got ourselves into a snaggle at the gate.


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Become knotted or tangled: the column of smoke snaggled for a moment
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  • Sharp snaggled teeth gnashed at her as if the demon didn't realize who it was she faced.
  • He sneered through a mouthful of snaggled teeth.
  • This blade has a low double comb built in that you can get under matts and snaggled hair better.


early 20th century: from the noun snag1 + -le2.

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