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snib

[snib] /snɪb/ Chiefly Scot.
noun
1.
a bolt, catch, lock, or fastening on a door or window.
2.
the catch that holds the bolt on a lock.
verb (used with object), snibbed, snibbing.
3.
to bolt or fasten (a door or window).
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  • He afterwards passed a string through the joining of the upper and lower windows, and managed to shut the snib.

    The Green Mummy Fergus Hume
  • Did Sir Reginald ever forget to snib the windows, supposing one happened to be open?

    Simon J. Storer Clouston
  • As early as 1825 the widow Turnbull kept a tavern at snib Hollow.

    The Old Pike Thomas B. Searight
British Dictionary definitions for snib

snib

/snɪb/
noun
1.
the bolt or fastening of a door, window, etc
verb (transitive) snibs, snibbing, snibbed
2.
to bolt or fasten (a door)
Word Origin
C19: of uncertain origin; perhaps from Low German snibbe beak
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