an informal photograph, especially one taken quickly by a handheld camera.
Hunting. a quick shot taken without deliberate aim.
Informal. a brief appraisal, summary, or profile.
to photograph informally and quickly.
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How to use snapshot in a sentence
All language is protean, a moment-in-time snap-shot of evolution in action.
I was able to secure a snap-shot, but did not succeed in the time exposure, as the Pygmies would not stand still.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
I jumped to my feet for a snap-shot at the old gobbler which flew over me, making a clear miss.
D'ye suppose a sultan or a king that knew his thrade wud iver let anny wan take a snap-shot iv him?Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
It is far easier to take a snap-shot at the psychic, and tumble her down from her fictitious heights to earth.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete | George Meredith
I had my Kodak with me, so I must take a snap-shot or two of the happy pair; then I and my wife must submit to the same process.From the Thames to the Tiber | J. Wardle
British Dictionary definitions for snapshot (1 of 2)
an informal photograph taken with a simple camera: Often shortened to: snap
British Dictionary definitions for snap shot (2 of 2)
sport a sudden, fast shot at goal
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