sidewinder

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sidewinder small pale-colored desert rattlesnake of southwestern United States; body moves in an s-shaped curve
    • n sidewinder air-to-air missile with infrared homing device
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sidewinder (Zoöl) See Horned rattler, under Horned.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sidewinder The small horned rattler or rattlesnake of the southwestern parts of the United States, Crotalus (Æchmophrys) cerastes. It is common in the desert region of the Gila and Colorado rivers in Arizona. The supraorbital plate is developed into a little horn over each eye, much like those of the African horned viper figured under Cerastes, whence the specific (and also the subgeneric) name. Compare sidewiper.
    • n sidewinder A heavy swinging blow from the side, which disables an adversary.
    • n sidewinder In lumbering, a tree knocked down unexpectedly by the falling of another.
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Usage

In literature:

Pete walked over a sidewinder & Bud shot him ten ft. in air.
"Cabin Fever" by B. M. Bower
And I want to catch a sidewinder.
"The Golden Fleece" by Julian Hawthorne
I've noticed that when a sidewinder rattles, he jumps.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
Once a sidewinder, almost invisible against the sand, looped away from the intruders with smooth deliberation.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
Y'know what the sidewinder, Bronco, babbled 'fore he passed out?
"Satan and the Comrades" by Ralph Bennitt
Heat, dirt, sidewinders, and crazy rockets.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
There were many sidewinder rattlesnakes.
"A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open" by Theodore Roosevelt
The other two types of locomotion, sidewinding and concertina, have not, to my knowledge, been observed in the cottonmouth.
"Natural History of Cottonmouth Moccasin, Agkistrodon piscovorus (Reptilia)" by Ray D. Burkett
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In news:

New Holland Sidewinder II Armrest .
New Holland has come out with a second generation of the Sidewinder armrest , the Sidewinder II.
If you've never seen a cobra spit or a sidewinder slither, you might want to take a look at the fascinating video footage in this app.
The Gila Ridge Hawks needed just one play to beat the San Luis Sidewinders during their 47-0 homecoming game win Friday.
The 21¼2-ounce SideWinder charger is safe for all phone brands.
Streamlight Sidewinder Compact II Flashlight.
Ryan Maifield powered his Team Associated Buggy and Truggy with Sidewinder Strike Team V2 at the 2012 AMS 3.0 Race in Cullman, AL.
The Sidewinder Plus cleaning tool makes this week's Hot Trends.
Watch Sidewinder in the Fitness Video.
Connelly's new Sidewinder bindings have one mission: to provide the intermediate-level skier with a great-fitting boot.
The code series for GM sidewinders is Z0001-Z6000.
For some reason domestic vehicles have resisted the change to sidewinder lock systems, but sidewinders are used on rebadged vehicles such as the Pontiac GTO and G8, Saturn Astra and Chrysler Crossfire.
Gale Banks' Sidewinder S-10 drag truck first made news by running in the 8-second range right off the trailer in las Vegas.
The Sidewinder 50 from Seagate Technology is a high-speed, high-capacity SCSI Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT) backup unit that achieves impressive rates of data transfer.
Pulse Electronics Corporation announces the latest addition to the Sidewinder product line-up, the PA3209NL.
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In science:

The problem of a jet in a sidewind has also been aproached analytically and experimentally.
Numerical Simulations of HH 555
The emission has a strong resemblance to the jet/sidewind interaction models of Masciadri & Raga (2001).
Numerical Simulations of HH 555
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