Definition of snood in English:


Syllabification: snood
Pronunciation: /sno͞od


1An ornamental hairnet or fabric bag worn over the hair at the back of a woman’s head.
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  • You can certainly have your professional hair designer add hair ornaments, hair jewelry, snoods or a tiara.
  • The technique was commonly used for different kinds of headgear, such as caps, hoods, bonnets, hairnets and snoods, as well as for stockings, mittens, collars and sashes.
  • Her hair she wore in a lace snood that let a few stray wisps of curly blonde hair fall into her face.
1.1 historical A ribbon or band worn by unmarried women in Scotland to confine their hair.
2A wide ring of knitted material worn as a hood or scarf.
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  • Flowing gowns with side-splits reveal slim-line trousers and overtly high necks have dangerously low backs, whilst knitted snoods and jumpers are layered over strapless columned dresses.
  • The one on the right seems annoyed that he didn't have the same bright idea as the one on the left to wear a snood under his police jacket.
3A short line attaching a hook to a main line in sea fishing.
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  • Long-lining involves, as the name suggests, a long line to which several hooks are attached to by short snoods.
  • If the bait spins it will inevitably tangle these short snoods and the baits will not be well presented.
  • He was using a 50 lb mono hook snood and the fish shut its mouth and cut through the line almost clean.


Old English snōd, of unknown origin.

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