Scottish & Northern English
- A latch on a door or window: she quietly lifted the sneck and slipped outMore example sentences
- ‘Then again, some old maid's door will be slily fastened by tying tightly across the door jambs, in front of and to the ‘sneck’, a piece of wood to prevent her coming out of doors till released by a kind neighbour next morning.’
- After a good helping of steak and ale pie washed down with a pint of ‘sneck lifter’ at lunch time personally, I was full.
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- Close or fasten (a door or window) with a latch: sneck the door and hide under the bed when they comeMore example sentences
- A 15-window snecked rubble front with overall parapet, cornice and bolection moulded eaves band.
- Before going to bed I barred the front door and snecked the door of our apartment.
- This plane was never intended to be made with an adjuster and I have made a few of these planes in their original pattern with snecked irons.
Middle English: obscurely related to snatch.
More definitions of sneckDefinition of sneck in:
- The US English dictionary