Definition of rattlesnake noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rattlesnake

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈrætlsneɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrætlsneɪk//
 
(informal rattler
BrE BrE//ˈrætlə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrætlər//
 
)
Amphibians and reptiles
 
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a poisonous American snake that makes a noise like a rattle with its tail when it is angry or afraid See related entries: Amphibians and reptiles
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rattlesnake