Definition of scorpion noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

scorpion

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NAmE//ˈskɔrpiən//
 
 
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a small creature that is related to spiders, with eight legs, two front claws (= curved and pointed arms) and a long tail that curves over its back and can give a poisonous sting. Scorpions live in hot countries.
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