Definition of snib in English:

snib

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chiefly Scottish & Irish

noun

  • 1A lock, latch, or fastening for a door or window.
  • 1.1The small catch on a Yale lock which holds the bolt in or out.

verb (snibs, snibbing, snibbed)

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  • Bolt, fasten, or lock (a door): he snibbed the door and leaned against it, panting

Origin

early 19th century: perhaps from Low German snibbe 'beak-like point'.

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