Sidewinder meaning

sīdwīndər
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(slang) A person who is untrustworthy and dangerous.
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A small rattlesnake (Crotalus cerastes) of the southwest United States and Mexico that moves by a distinctive lateral looping motion of its body and has a hornlike scaly projection above each eye.
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A powerful swinging punch delivered from the side.
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A small desert rattlesnake (Crotalus cerastes) of the SW U.S. that moves over shifting sand by looping its body sideways.
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(informal) A hard, swinging blow of the fist, delivered from the side.
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An air-to-air missile that homes in on a target by a heat-seeking device.
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A small rattlesnake (Crotalus cerastes) of the southwest United States and Mexico that moves by a distinctive lateral looping motion of its body and has a hornlike scaly projection above each eye.
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A North American rattlesnake, Crotalus cerastes, that inhabits lowland deserts.
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(slang, dated) A heavy swinging blow from the side which disables an adversary.
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Origin of sidewinder

  • side +"Ž winder. From the sideways, looping manner in which they move.

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