Hypertext Webster Gateway: "rostrum"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Rostrum \Ros"trum\ (-tr[u^]m), n.; pl. L. {Rostra}, E.
{Rostrums}. [L., beak, ship's beak, fr. rodere, rosum, to
gnaw. See {Rodent}.]
1. The beak or head of a ship.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Snout \Snout\ (snout), n. [OE. snoute, probably of Scand, or Low
German origin; cf. LG. snute, D. snuit, G. schnauze, Sw.
snut, snyte, Dan. snude, Icel. sn?ta to blow the nose;
probably akin to E. snuff, v.t. Cf. {Snite}, {Snot},
1. The long, projecting nose of a beast, as of swine.

2. The nose of a man; -- in contempt. --Hudibras.

3. The nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc.

4. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The anterior prolongation of the head of a gastropod;
-- called also {rostrum}.
(b) The anterior prolongation of the head of weevils and
allied beetles.

{Snout beetle} (Zo["o]l.), any one of many species of beetles
having an elongated snout and belonging to the tribe
Rhynchophora; a weevil.

{Snout moth} (Zo["o]l.), any pyralid moth. See {Pyralid}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a platform raised above the surrounding level to give
prominence to the person on it [syn: {dais}, {podium}, {pulpit},
{ambo}, {stump}, {soapbox}]
2: beaklike projection of the anterior part of the head of
certain insects such as e.g. weevils [syn: {snout}]

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