blacksnake

noun
black·​snake | \ˈblak-ˌsnāk \

Definition of blacksnake 

1 or black snake : any of several snakes that are largely black or very dark in color: such as

a : black racer sense a

b : black rat snake

2 or blacksnake whip : a long tapering braided whip of rawhide or leather

First Known Use of blacksnake

1634, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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blacksnake

noun
black·​snake | \ˈblak-ˌsnāk \

Kids Definition of blacksnake

: either of two harmless blackish snakes of the United States

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