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1. One that rattles: a rattler of pots and pans.
2. A rattlesnake.
1. something that rattles
2. (Animals) chiefly US and Canadian an informal name for rattlesnake
1. a rattlesnake.
2. one that rattles.
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|Noun||1.||rattler - pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken|
pit viper - New World vipers with hollow fangs and a heat-sensitive pit on each side of the head
rattle - loosely connected horny sections at the end of a rattlesnake's tail
Crotalus adamanteus, diamondback, diamondback rattlesnake - large deadly rattlesnake with diamond-shaped markings
banded rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus horridus, timber rattlesnake - widely distributed in rugged ground of eastern United States
Crotalus viridis, prairie rattler, prairie rattlesnake, Western 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
massasauga rattler, Sistrurus catenatus, massasauga - pygmy rattlesnake found in moist areas from the Great Lakes to Mexico; feeds on mice and small amphibians
|2.||rattler - a railroad train consisting of freight cars|
cabin car, caboose - a car on a freight train for use of the train crew; usually the last car on the train
freight car - a railway car that carries freight
freight liner, liner train - a long-distance express freight train between industrial centers and seaports with facilities for rapid loading and unloading of goods