unsnap

verb

un·​snap ˌən-ˈsnap How to pronounce unsnap (audio)
unsnapped; unsnapping; unsnaps

transitive verb

: to loosen or free by or as if by undoing a snap

Examples of unsnap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The split-wing design includes a compression divider with one large mesh pocket and one small side-wall pocket that unsnaps to reveal a water-resistant laundry bag. Ashlea Halpern, wsj.com, 21 Oct. 2023 And one of the women volunteers with a sick son designed a T-shirt with an opening by the shoulder that unsnaps to allow access to the patient’s chest for a catheter port. Diane Bell, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 July 2023 To use it as a hammock, unsnap it and pull the straps through the loops on either side, then use the carabiners to hang it between trees. Rachel Chang, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 Mar. 2022 The outside features pebbled leather and two-way zipper tabs that can be unsnapped to adjust the shape. Shauna Beni, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Mar. 2020 But in order to draw the firearm, the shooter must unsnap a FastTech buckle on the retention strap, adding a step to the process. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 20 Feb. 2020 Think of it like unsnapping (or unwelding) two Legos and putting another block in between. Fran Golden / Bloomberg, Time, 6 Dec. 2019 Here are the basic facts the council considered in August: For some time, dog owners have viewed the rustic southern trails of Buena Vista Park as getaways where their pets can be unsnapped from their leashes. Logan Jenkins, sandiegouniontribune.com, 20 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsnap was in 1892

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“Unsnap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsnap. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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unsnap

verb
un·​snap ˌən-ˈsnap How to pronounce unsnap (audio)
ˈən-
: to loosen or free by or as if by undoing a snap

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