|1.||a pouchlike hat, often of net, loosely holding a woman's hair at the back|
|2.||a headband, esp one formerly worn by young unmarried women in Scotland|
|3.||vet science a long fleshy appendage that hangs over the upper beak of turkeys|
|4.||(tr) to hold (the hair) in a snood|
|[Old English snōd; of obscure origin]|
either of two types of hair ornament worn by women. The Scottish snood was a narrow circlet or ribbon fastened around the head and worn primarily by unmarried women, as a sign of chastity. During the Victorian era, hairnets worn for decoration were called snoods, and this term came to mean a netlike hat or part of a hat that caught the hair in the back. In the 1930s the name was given to a netlike bag worn at the back of a woman's head to hold the hair. During World War II snoods were immensely popular in factories, where they were worn to keep hair from being caught in machinery.
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