sidewinder has definitions from the fields of zoology,transportation
[ noun ] (zoology) small pale-colored desert rattlesnake of southwestern United States; body moves in an S-shaped curve

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(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)

She had jumped away from his shy touch like a cat confronted by a sidewinder .

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[ noun ] (transportation) air-to-air missile with infrared homing device

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