As a result of the opening break shot (the "snap"), usually said of winning by pocketing the money ball ("won on the snap ", "got it on the snap ", etc.) Employed most commonly in the game of nine-ball where pocketing the 9 ball at any time in the game on a legal stroke , including the break shot , is a win. Sometimes used alone as an exclamation or exhortation, "On the snap !" See also golden break .