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NOUN (1)

1. able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking sound;
[syn: click beetle, skipjack, snapping beetle]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Snapping \Snap"ping\, a. & n. from Snap, v. [1913 Webster] Snapping beetle. (Zool.) See Snap beetle, under Snap. Snapping turtle. (Zool.) (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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Elater \El"a*ter\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? driver, fr. ? to drive.] 1. (Bot.) An elastic spiral filament for dispersing the spores, as in some liverworts. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo["o]l.) Any beetle of the family Elaterid[ae], having the habit, when laid on the back, of giving a sudden upward spring, by a quick movement of the articulation between the abdomen and thorax; -- called also click beetle, spring beetle, and snapping beetle. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo["o]l.) The caudal spring used by Podura and related insects for leaping. See Collembola. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

snapping beetle n 1: able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking sound [syn: click beetle, skipjack, snapping beetle]