Snapping beetle. (Zoöl.)See Snap beetle, under Snap. --
Snapping turtle. (Zoöl.)(a)A large and voracious aquatic turtle (Chelydra serpentina) common in the fresh waters of the United States; -- so called from its habit of seizing its prey by a snap of its jaws. Called also mud turtle.(b)See Alligator snapper, under Alligator.