Definitions of rattler
  1. noun
    pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken
    synonyms: rattlesnake
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    Crotalus adamanteus, diamondback, diamondback rattlesnake
    large deadly rattlesnake with diamond-shaped markings
    Crotalus horridus horridus, banded rattlesnake, timber rattlesnake
    widely distributed in rugged ground of eastern United States
    Crotalus viridis, Western rattlesnake, prairie rattler, prairie rattlesnake
    widely distributed between the Mississippi and the Rockies
    Crotalus cerastes, horned rattlesnake, sidewinder
    small pale-colored desert rattlesnake of southwestern United States; body moves in an s-shaped curve
    Crotalus atrox, Western diamondback, Western diamondback rattlesnake
    largest and most dangerous North American snake; of southwestern United States and Mexico
    Crotalus lepidus, rock rattlesnake
    mountain rock dweller of Mexico and most southern parts of United States southwest
    Crotalus tigris, tiger rattlesnake
    having irregularly cross-banded back; of arid foothills and canyons of southern Arizona and Mexico
    Crotalus scutulatus, Mojave rattlesnake
    extremely dangerous; most common in areas of scattered scrubby growth; from Mojave Desert to western Texas and into Mexico
    Crotalus mitchellii, speckled rattlesnake
    markings vary but usually harmonize with background; of southwestern Arizona and Baja California
    Sistrurus catenatus, massasauga, massasauga rattler
    pygmy rattlesnake found in moist areas from the Great Lakes to Mexico; feeds on mice and small amphibians
    Sistrurus miliaris, ground rattler, massasauga
    small pygmy rattlesnake
    Crotalus horridus atricaudatus, canebrake rattler, canebrake rattlesnake
    southern variety
    type of:
    pit viper
    New World vipers with hollow fangs and a heat-sensitive pit on each side of the head
  2. noun
    a railroad train consisting of freight cars
    synonyms: freight train
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    freight liner, liner train
    a long-distance express freight train between industrial centers and seaports with facilities for rapid loading and unloading of goods
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    railroad train, train
    public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive
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