1. a blow on the nose.
|Boxiana II 119: The latter got a severe snorter, which not only uncorked the claret, but left a stupefying quality behind it.|
|Pierce Egan’s Life in London 14 Nov. 332/2: The latter got a severe snorter, which not only uncorked the claret, but left a stupifying quality behind it.|
|Bell’s Life in Sydney 10 Apr. 2/4: Ike [...] followed up the game by a spank on the conk, for which specific act of kindness he caught a snorter.|
|N.Y. Clipper 18 Mar. 3/4: On shaking daddlesmuch manoeuvring was displayed for the first snorter, otherwise, a lick over the beak.|
|(con. 1833) Fights for the Championship 128: Byrne [...] popped in a snorter.|
|Bell’s Life in Victoria (Melbourne) 5 Sept. 3/1: [H]eavy counters followed — Tom on the snorter and Slasher on the forehead.|
|Young Mr. Ainslie’s Courtship 165: t is like telling a little boy who is engaged in conflict with a bigger boy to ‘let him have it; hit him a snorter on the nose’.|
|(con. WW1) Patrol 44: ‘I plonked him a snorter, and he [...] lay down backwards and his nose fairly spouted’.|
2. the nose.
|Pierce Egan’s Life in London 10 June 988/3: The snorter of Raines looked red! [...] Jones’s mauley had given it a rum tap!|
|Bell’s Life in London 7 Apr. 3/2: Lenney dropped his right on Noon’s snorter.|
|Modern Flash Dict. 13: Fiery snorter – a red nose.|
|Bell’s Life in Sydney 6 Sept. 4/3: On Bungaree again reaching his second's knee the purple fluid flowed from his snorter.|
|Flash Dict. in Sinks of London Laid Open.|
|Sporting Life (London) 17 Oct. 3/4: Tyler let fly his left duke bang on Gillam’s snorter, and again [...] on the left peeper.|
|Q&A 41: Could have been too much coke in his snorter.|
3. (drugs) one who inhales (rather than injects) narcotics [snort v. (1)].
|(con. 1948) Flee the Angry Strangers 407: Coffee didn’t calm the bird-faced little snorter.|
|Down These Mean Streets (1970) 200: I had jumped from being a careful snorter, content to take my kicks of sniffing through my nose, to a not-so-careful skin-popper, and now was full-grown careless mainliner.|
|Liverpool Echo 8 Dec. 25/3: Pat, ex glue-sniffer, sulphate snorter.|
|Crackhouse 25: People will snort this drug like crazy, and they are supposed to be social snorters.|