Snapping beetle
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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  • snapping beetle — ☆ snapping beetle n. CLICK BEETLE * * * …   Universalium

  • snapping beetle — ☆ snapping beetle n. CLICK BEETLE …   English World dictionary

  • snapping beetle — noun able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking sound • Syn: ↑click beetle, ↑skipjack • Hypernyms: ↑elaterid beetle, ↑elater, ↑elaterid * * * noun also …   Useful english dictionary

  • snapping beetle — Elater El a*ter, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? driver, fr. ? to drive.] 1. (Bot.) An elastic spiral filament for dispersing the spores, as in some liverworts. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any beetle of the family {Elaterid[ae]}, having the habit, when laid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snapping beetle. — See click beetle. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • snapping beetle — /ˈsnæpɪŋ bitl/ (say snaping beetl) noun → click beetle …   Australian English dictionary

  • snapping beetle. — See click beetle. [1865 70] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snapping turtle — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snapping bug — noun see snapping beetle …   Useful english dictionary

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