Main definitions of sidewinder in English

: sidewinder1sidewinder2

sidewinder1

noun

  • A pale-coloured, nocturnal, burrowing rattlesnake that moves sideways over sand by throwing its body into S-shaped curves. It is found in the deserts of North America.

    • ‘Sidewinders use quick motions to wiggle into the sand to bury the greater part of their body.’
    • ‘The Sidewinder will usually only have the eyes and nostrils visible once buried in the sand.’
    • ‘He doesn't seem to be describing just any kind of slithering, but something akin to the movement of the sidewinder.’

Pronunciation:

sidewinder

/ˈsʌɪdˌwʌɪndə/

Main definitions of sidewinder in English

: sidewinder1sidewinder2

sidewinder2

noun

North american
  • A heavy blow with the fist delivered from or on the side.

Pronunciation:

sidewinder

/ˈsʌɪdˌwɪndə/