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 U.S. that moves by thrusting its body diagonally forward in a series of flat S-shaped curves

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1824


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sidewinder

noun side·wind·er \ ˈsīd-ˌwīnd-ər \

medical Definition of sidewinder

:a small pale-colored venomous 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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