There are 2 main definitions of sidewinder in English:

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sidewinder 1

Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪdˌwʌɪndə/

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.
  • Crotalus cerastes, family Viperidae.
Example sentences
  • He doesn't seem to be describing just any kind of slithering, but something akin to the movement of the sidewinder.
  • 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.

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sidewinder 2

Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪdˌwɪndə/

noun

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

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