- any of various black or dark-colored snakes, esp. a slender, harmless racer (Coluber constrictor) found in the U.S.
- a long, heavy whip of braided leather or rawhide
Also black snake
- Any of various dark-colored, chiefly nonvenomous snakes, such as the black racer or a black-colored rat snake.
- A long, tapering, braided rawhide or leather whip with a snapper on the end.