Definition of Snapping shrimp
1. Noun. Small shrimp that makes a snapping noise with one of their enlarged chelae.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Snapping Shrimp
Literary usage of Snapping shrimp
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Natural History of the American Lobster by Francis Hobart Herrick (1911)
"MOLTING OF THE "HAMMER" CLAW IN THE snapping shrimp, ALPHEUS. ... This is not true of certain species of the snapping shrimp, in which the great "hammer" ..."
2. Adventure Guide to Southeast Florida by Sharon Lloyd Spence, Sharon Spencer, Warren Lieb (1998)
"Keep your eyes open for fiddler crabs, mangrove crabs, coffee bean snails and snapping shrimp. Birds living here include the yellow crowned night heron, ..."