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sidewinder

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noun side·wind·er \ˈsīd-ˌwīn-dər\

Definition of sidewinder

  1. 1 :  a heavy swinging blow from the side

  2. 2 :  a small pale-colored desert rattlesnake (Crotalus cerastes) of the southwestern United States that moves by thrusting its body diagonally forward in a series of flat S-shaped curves



Illustration of sidewinder

1840

First Known Use of sidewinder

1840


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sidewinder

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noun side·wind·er \ˈsīd-ˌwīnd-ər\

Medical Definition of sidewinder

  1. :  a small pale-colored rattlesnake of the genus Crotalus (C. cerastes) of the southwestern United States that moves by thrusting its body diagonally forward in a series of S-shaped curves—called also horned rattlesnake




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