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



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