Meaning of snaffle


Pronunciation: (snaf'ul), [key]
— n., v., -fled, -fling.
  1. Also calleda bit, usually jointed in the middle and without a curb, with a large ring at each end to which a rein and cheek strap are attached.
  1. to put a snaffle on (a horse).
  2. to control with or as with a snaffle.


Pronunciation: (snaf'ul), [key]
— -fled, -fling.
  1. to appropriate for one's own use, esp. by devious means; purloin; filch.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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