snap shot

See also: snapshot and snap-shot



snap shot (plural snap shots)

  1. (soccer) A hard shot without much planning.
    • 2011 January 29, Ian Hughes, “Southampton 1 - 2 Man Utd”, in BBC[1]:
      But the League One side's early endeavours brought only two well-struck but off-target free-kicks and a snap shot from Rickie Lambert.
  2. (field hockey or ice hockey) A quick shot executed by moving the stick parallel to the ground and ending with a snap of the wrist.
    • 2014, Chris Peters, Girls' Hockey, →ISBN, page 15:
      The other maior shot is the snap shot. It is like a cousin of the wrist shot. It is a little faster than the wrist shot and requires less movement with the stick.
  3. (hunting) A shot taken quickly, without time for careful aiming.
    • 2010, Jay Cassell & Thomas McIntyre, The Best Hunting Stories Ever Told, →ISBN, page 474:
      Oh, i thought, a mistake, a bad one, a dumb one. i shouldn't have made the snap shot. i took a few more steps, looking for possible new blood from my hasty shot—fearing the worst—and found some.
  4. Alternative form of snapshot
    • 2004, Noureddine Krichene, Deriving Market Expectations for the Euro-Dollar Exchange, →ISBN:
      Tentatively, the market sentiment on May 5, 2004 could be described as favoring greater stability around the forward, however with a bias for a dollar depreciation. This is only a snap shot of expectations.
    • 2009, Byron R. Harrell, Supercharged Giving, →ISBN, page 102:
      The people in the family are alive and dynamic and change whereas the snap shot is a fixed image of how they appeared in the past.