One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A tangled or knotted mass.‘a snaggle of cables’
- ‘The whole thing was a debacle. We marched into the gym like stormtroopers, everyone turned to look at us, we then got ourselves into a snaggle at the gate.’
Become knotted or tangled.‘the column of smoke snaggled for a moment’figurative ‘her snaggled, sleep-starved nerves’
- ‘It will also lower the risk of fisherman snaggling debris and damaging net and gear instead of catching fish.’
- ‘This blade has a low double comb built in that you can get under matts and snaggled hair better.’
- ‘He sneered through a mouthful of snaggled teeth.’
- ‘Mile after mile of the coast had been covered with woods, filled with ferns and snaggling roots.’
- ‘Sharp snaggled teeth gnashed at her as if the demon didn't realize who it was she faced.’
Early 20th century: from the noun snag + -le.
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