snapshot

[ snap-shot ]
/ ˈsnæpˌʃɒt /

noun

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

1800–10 for def 2; 1860–65 for def 1; snap (in the sense “done suddenly or casually”) + shot1
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Example sentences from the Web for snapshotted

  • Charmian and Claude had been snapshotted on the deck of the ship by a little army of journalists.

    The Way of Ambition|Robert Hichens
  • Isabelle was snapshotted leaving the theatre, or riding in the Park.

    The Cricket|Marjorie Cooke
  • I've snapshotted about everything else around here, but I never thought of the sky.

    The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men|Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
  • This clumsiness clings even to the photographs of public men, as they are snapshotted at public meetings.

    Utopia of Usurers and other Essays|Gilbert Keith Chesterton

British Dictionary definitions for snapshotted

snapshot
/ (ˈsnæpˌʃɒt) /

noun

an informal photograph taken with a simple cameraOften shortened to: snap
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