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sidewinder

Noun

1 small pale-colored desert rattlesnake of southwestern United States; body moves in an s-shaped curve [syn: horned rattlesnake, Crotalus cerastes]
2 air-to-air missile with infrared homing device

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Etymology

From side and winder meaning it makes rounding motions from side to side as it progresses.

Noun

sidewinder (plural: sidewinders)
  1. A North American rattlesnake, Crotalus cerastes, that inhabits lowland deserts.
  2. A person who is untrustworthy.

Translations

Crotalus cerastes

Extensive Definition

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sidewinder in German: Sidewinder
sidewinder in French: Sidewinder
sidewinder in Japanese: サイドワインダー
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