any common shrimp of the family Alphaeidae, distinguished by the snapping sound made by its enlarged claw.
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What does “blatherskite” mean?
Also called pistol shrimp.
Origin of snapping shrimp
First recorded in 1940–45
Words nearby snapping shrimp
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