noun Date: 1840 1. a heavy swinging blow from the side 2. a small pale-colored desert rattlesnake (Crotalus cerastes) of the southwestern United States that moves by thrusting its body diagonally forward in a series of flat S-shaped curves

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  • Sidewinder — may refer to: * Crotalus cerastes , a venomous rattlesnake species.In music: *Sidewinder (band), an Australian band *Sidewinders, a barbershop quartet *The Sidewinders, an Arizona rock band * The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite , a single by American… …   Wikipedia

  • Sidewinder — Side wind er, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) See Horned rattler, under {Horned}. [1913 Webster] 2. A heavy swinging blow from the side, which disables an adversary. [Slang.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sidewinder —   [ saɪdwaɪndə, englisch] der, s/ , seit Ende der 1950er Jahre in zahlreichen Versionen produzierter Luft Luft Lenkflugkörper (Feststoffrakete) für Kampfflugzeuge …   Universal-Lexikon

  • sidewinder — species of rattlesnake, 1875, Amer.Eng., from SIDE (Cf. side) + agent noun of WIND (Cf. wind) (v.), so called in ref. to its peculiar lateral progressive motion …   Etymology dictionary

  • sidewinder — [sīd′wīn΄dər] n. ☆ 1. a small desert rattlesnake (Crotalus cerastes) of the SW U.S. that moves over shifting sand by looping its body sideways 2. Informal a hard, swinging blow of the fist, delivered from the side ☆ 3. [S ] an air to air missile… …   English World dictionary

  • Sidewinder — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sidewinder, qui, en anglais, est le nom commun de Crotalus cerastes, une espèce de crotale (serpent à sonnettes), peut faire référence : à Sidewinder …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sidewinder — В Викисловаре есть статья «en:sidewinder» Sidewinder (Сайдуайндер)  англ. сленговое обозначение ненадежного человека Sidewinder  название как минимум двух разновидностей змей: Crotalus cerastes или рогатый гремучник  обитает в… …   Википедия

  • Sidewinder — Der englische Begriff Sidewinder („Seitenwinder“) steht für: Schlangen, die sich seitenwindend fortbewegen, Seitenwinder Klapperschlange (Crotalus cerastes), eine nordamerikanische Klapperschlangenart Seitenwinder Schlange (Bitis peringueyi),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sidewinder — n. a sneaky and despicable man. (Western jargon. From the name of the sidewinder rattlesnake.) □ You dirty, lowdown sidewinder! That’s too much! □ What sidewinder spilled my drink? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • sidewinder — UK [ˈsaɪdˌwaɪndə(r)] / US [ˈsaɪdˌwaɪndər] noun [countable] Word forms sidewinder : singular sidewinder plural sidewinders a small poisonous snake that lives in parts of Mexico and the southwestern US and moves along the ground in a sideways… …   English dictionary

  • sidewinder — Horned Horned, a. Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn. [1913 Webster] The horned moon with one bright star Within the nether tip. Coleridge. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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