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  1. a sudden rebound or recovery.
  2. Football. snap(def 34).
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Origin of snapback

1885–90, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase snap back
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Examples from the Web for snapback

Historical Examples

  • Following the tension there was a snapback; a feeling of languor and disappointment possessed us.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm

    Irvin S. Cobb

British Dictionary definitions for snapback


  1. a sudden rebound or change in direction
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