Definition of sidewind in English:



[no object]often as noun sidewinding
  • (of a sidewinder or other snake) move sideways in a series of S-shaped curves.

    ‘sidewinding is the most efficient type of locomotion a snake can use over a sandy surface’
    figurative ‘the yellow bus came sidewinding down the hill towards them’
    • ‘A horned viper sidewinds across the African sand.’
    • ‘The narrative is divided into three parts, but sidewinds into layered, dreamlike sequences that skip forward, back, and outside of time completely.’
    • ‘One could not walk the sidewalks casually; one pushed one's way, or sidewinded, through throngs of well-dressed gentlemen and ladies and loud-mouthed costumed rowdies.’