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sneck ‎(plural snecks)

  1. (Northern England, Scotland) A latch or catch.
    • 1980, JL Carr, A Month in the Country, Penguin 2010, p. 3:
      The graveyard wall was in good repair, although, surprisingly, the narrow gate's sneck was smashed and it was held-to by a loop of binder twine.
  2. (Northern England, Scotland) The nose.
  3. A cut.


sneck ‎(third-person singular simple present snecks, present participle snecking, simple past and past participle snecked)

  1. (transitive) To latch, to lock.
  2. (transitive) To cut.

Derived terms[edit]


  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [1]
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896, [2]
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[3]




sneck ‎(third-person singular present snecks, present participle sneckin, past sneckt, past participle sneckt)

  1. to click (with a computer mouse)