Simple Definition of snapping turtle
: a large American turtle that has strong jaws and that is sometimes used for food
Full Definition of snapping turtle
: either of two large American freshwater turtles (family Chelydridae) with a large head, powerful jaws, a long tail, and a strong musky odor:a : one (Chelydra serpentina) that has the head covered with smooth skin, has large plates in a double row on the underside of the tail, and is distributed from eastern Canada to Central Americab : alligator snapping turtle
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SNAPPING TURTLE Defined for Kids
Definition of snapping turtle
: a large American turtle that catches its prey with a snap of the powerful jaws
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