Definition of snell in English:


Syllabification: snell
Pronunciation: /snel
North American


  • A short line of gut or horsehair by which a fishhook is attached to a longer line.


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  • Tie or fasten (a hook) to a line: (as adjective snelled) a snelled or long-shanked hook
    More example sentences
    • A 9/0 or 10/0 circle hook is snelled to the leader and the bait is secured by the head.
    • Make sure the snelled hooks are not tangled around the main line and cast the rig into the lake.
    • If I don't use rigs, then I use the heavy duty high low rigs, but I don't use snelled hooks on these rigs.


mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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