: designed to snap into position and fit tightly
snap-on cuffs

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Any of a wide variety of bobbers and floats can be used, from snap-on plastic models to more sophisticated balsa or cork ones. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, 20 Mar. 2023 The set comes with a number of snap-on extras, like a bumper with a winch, an engine snorkel, a roof rack with work lights and spare tires for the hood and rear door. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 17 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snap-on was in 1925

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Cite this Entry

“Snap-on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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