chiefly Scottish & Irish
Definition of snib in English:
verb (snibs, snibbing, snibbed)[with object] Back to top
Bolt, fasten, or lock (a door): he snibbed the door and leaned against it, panting
More example sentences
- 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.
Early 19th century: perhaps from Low German snibbe 'beak-like point'.
Words that rhyme with snibbib, crib, dib, fib, glib, jib, lib, nib, rib, sib, squib
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