Definition of Snapping

1. Verb. (present participle of snap) ¹



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Definition of Snapping

1. snap [v] - See also: snap

Medical Definition of Snapping

1. From Snap, Snapping beetle. A large and voracious aquatic turtle (Chelydra serpentina) common in the fresh waters of the United States; so called from its habit of seizing its prey by a snap of its jaws. Called also mud turtle. See Alligator snapper, under Alligator. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snapping

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snaplocks
snappable
snapped
snapped one's fingers
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snapperhead
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snappiness
snappinesses
snapping (current term)
snapping-turtle
snapping beetle
snapping one's fingers
snapping reflex
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Literary usage of Snapping

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1. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"The snapping Turtles are the largest of the fresh-water chelonians ... The Common snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina), though larger than any other ..."

2. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1907)
"A young snapping Turtle has been received through the kindness of Mr. Capel ... The Common snapping Turtle belongs to the family Chelydridae of the order of ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"The shell is dusky above, snapping Turtle (Chelydra ... snapping with great ferocity and quickness at any object coming within reach of its long neck; ..."

4. Water Reptiles of the Past and Present by Samuel Wendell Williston (1914)
"snapping TURTLES The family of snapping turtles, the Chelydridae, are of interest because of their peculiar geographical distribution at the present ..."

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