joint_snake has definitions from the field of zoology
[ noun ] (zoology) snakelike lizard of Europe Asia and North America with vestigial hind limbs and the ability to regenerate its long fragile tail

Used in print

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

The argument against this last approach is comparable_to that which rejects stories about hoop_snakes , about snakes that break themselves into many pieces and join up again , or even of ghosts that chase people out of graveyards ; the mere piling_up of testimony does not prove , to the scientific mind , the existence of hoop_snakes , joint_snakes , or ghosts .

Related terms

anguid_lizard Ophisaurus