- a small quantity of an alcoholic drink；a balloon glass for brandy
noun: snifter, plural noun: snifters
- 1. British informal a small quantity of an alcoholic drink care to join me for a snifter?
- 2. North American a balloon glass for brandy he drained the bottle into a snifter
- a valve on a steam engine that allows air in or out.
- a footed glass that is wide at the bottom and tapers to the top, used for brandy and other drinks.
Oxford American Dictionary