Etymology
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snaffle (n.)

"simple bridle-bit," 1530s, of uncertain origin, perhaps from or related to Dutch snavel "beak, bill;" compare German Schnabel "beak, face," Old English nebb, Old Norse neff "beak, nose" (see neb).

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Definitions of snaffle
1
snaffle (v.)
get hold of or seize quickly and easily;
Synonyms: snap up / grab
snaffle (v.)
fit or restrain with a snaffle;
snaffle a horse
2
snaffle (n.)
a simple jointed bit for a horse; without a curb;
Synonyms: snaffle bit
From wordnet.princeton.edu