Snapping
Snapping Snap"ping, a. & n. from {Snap}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Snapping beetle}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Snap beetle}, under {Snap}.

{Snapping turtle}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) 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}. (b) See {Alligator snapper}, under {Alligator}. [1913 Webster]


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