Definition of sneck in English:

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Pronunciation: /snɛk/
Scottish & Northern English


A latch on a door or window: she quietly lifted the sneck and slipped out
More 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.


[with object]
Close or fasten (a door or window) with a latch: sneck the door and hide under the bed when they come
More example sentences
  • Before going to bed I barred the front door and snecked the door of our apartment.
  • He snecks his door to ward off harm.
  • A click told him that the door had been snecked against him.


Middle English: obscurely related to snatch.

Words that rhyme with sneck

beck, bedeck, check, cheque, Chiang Kai-shek, crosscheck, Czech, deck, dreck, exec, fleck, heck, hitech, keck, lek, neck, peck, Québec, rec, reck, sec, spec, speck, spot-check, tec, tech, Toulouse-Lautrec, trek, wreck

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