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sidewinder

noun side·wind·er \ˈsīd-ˌwīn-dər\

Definition of SIDEWINDER

1
:  a heavy swinging blow from the side
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

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First Known Use of SIDEWINDER

1840

sidewinder

noun side·wind·er \ˈsīd-ˌwīnd-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SIDEWINDER

:  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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