an informal photograph, especially one taken quickly by a hand-held camera.
a quick shot
taken without deliberate aim.
Informal. a brief appraisal, summary, or profile.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), snapshot or snapshotted, snapshotting.
to photograph informally and quickly.
Origin: 1800–10 for def 2; 1860–65 for def 1; snap