an early flintlock mechanism for igniting a charge of gunpowder in a gun.
adjective 1. designed to be attached or held by snapping into position by snaps.
- Snap it up
- Snap judgment
A hurried or impetuous decision or finding, as in George was known for making snap judgments on personnel questions; he rarely bothered to investigate further. This expression, which uses snap in the sense of “quick,” was first recorded in 1841.
noun 1. a link with a latchlike opening through which another link or catch can be fitted.