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[shnoz] /ʃnɒz/
noun, Slang.
a nose, especially one of unusually large size.
Also, schnozz, schnozzle
[shnoz-uh l] /ˈʃnɒz əl/ (Show IPA),
[schno-zoh-luh] /stʃnɒˈzoʊ lə/ (Show IPA)
Origin of schnoz
1935-40, Americanism; probably expressive alteration of nose, nozzle; schn- by association with any of several semantically related Yiddish words, e.g. shnabl beak, shnoyts snout, shnuk beak, trunk; for suffix of schnozzola see -ola Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It was the only carnivore with a big horn on its schnoz, and it had huge, incredibly sharp teeth.
  • Although many a modern human nose can be described as a schnoz, there is great variety in their sizes and shapes.

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