[ snap-shot ]
/ ˈsnæpˌʃɒt /
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.
verb (used with or without object), snap·shot or snap·shot·ted, snap·shot·ting.
to photograph informally and quickly.
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Origin of snapshot
[ snap-shoot ]
/ ˈsnæpˌʃut /
verb (used with object), snap·shot, snap·shoot·ing.
to take a snapshot of (a subject).
Origin of snapshoot
back formation from snapshot
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sport a sudden, fast shot at goal
/ (ˈsnæpˌʃɒt) /
an informal photograph taken with a simple cameraOften shortened to: snap
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
also snap-shot, 1808, "a quick shot with a gun, without aim, at a fast-moving target," from snap + shot (n.). Photographic sense is attested from 1890. Figuratively, of something captured at a moment in time, from 1897.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper