Definition for SNAIL

SNAIL, n. [Sax. snægel, snegel; Sw. snigel; Dan. snegel; G. schnecke; dim. from the root of snake, sneak.]

  1. A slimy slow-creeping animal, of the genus Helix and order of Mollusca. The eyes of this insect are in the horns, one at the end of each, which it can retract at pleasure. – Encyc.
  2. A drone; a slow-moving person.

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