Definition of nostrils. Meaning of nostrils. Synonyms of nostrils
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Definition of nostrils
NostrilNostril Nos"tril, n. [OE. nosethril, nosethirl, AS. nospyrl;
nos for nosu nose + pyrel opening, hole, from pyrel pierced,
for pyrhel, fr. purh through. ? See Nose, and Through,
and cf. Thrill.]
1. (Anat.) One of the external openings of the nose, which
give passage to the air breathed and to secretions from
the nose and eyes; one of the anterior nares.
Note: In sperm whales, porpoises, and allied animals, there
is only one nostril, which is situated on the top of
the head and called a spiracle.
2. Perception; insight; acuteness. [Obs.]
Methinks a man Of your sagacity and clear nostril
should Have made another choice. --B. Jonson.
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