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snib

Saltos de línea: snib
Pronunciación: /snɪb
 
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chiefly Scottish & Irish

Definición de snib en inglés:

sustantivo

1A lock, latch, or fastening for a door or window.
Example sentences
  • No, he entered my home, and once you're in the snib locks, and bad things do happen.
1.1The small catch on a Yale lock which holds the bolt in or out.

verbo (snibs, snibbing, snibbed)

[with object] Volver al principio  
Bolt, fasten, or lock (a door): he snibbed the door and leaned against it, panting
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I crept into the shared bathroom, snibbed the doors and tried to make as little noise as possible while showering.
  • It's only ever happened once, and that was only because a visitor snibbed a lock that wasn't meant to be snibbed.
  • Doors were never locked, nor windows ever snibbed and I cannot remember any house being burgled.

Origen

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

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