- Also called screen capture. a copy or image of what is seen on a computer screen at a given time: Save the screenshot as a graphics file.
verb (used with object) screen·shot or screen·shot·ted, screen·shot·ting.
- to take a screenshot of: You can screenshot the error message and send it to me.
- an image created by copying part or all of the display on a computer screen at a particular moment, for example in order to demonstrate the use of a piece of software
n.by 1991, from (computer) screen (n.) + shot (n.) in the photograph sense.