a snap

a snap

verb
See snap
See also: snap
References in classic literature ?
A snap good as fire—Natty Bumppo gun he snap—Natty Bumppo miss a turkey
It’s contrary to the reason of the thing, boy, that a snap should count for a fire, when one is nothing more than a fire-stone striking a steel pan, and the other is sudden death; so get out of my way, boy, and let me show Billy Kirby how to shoot a Christmas turkey.
Now, in duels, where both parties shoot, it is generally the rule that a snap is a fire; and if such is the rule where the party has a right to fire back again, it seems to me unreasonable to say that a man may stand snapping at a defenceless turkey all day.
Then he fought, his teeth flashing in a snap that sank them into the hand.
Her hand went out gingerly, and the growl rose in volume and key till it culminated in a snap.
So he made a snap at the shadow in the water, but as he opened his mouth the piece of meat fell out, dropped into the water and was never seen more.