What does the word rattlesnake mean?

Usage examples for rattlesnake

  1. The older people knew the sound: it was that of an angry rattlesnake out of doors shaking his rattle. – Jimmy, Lucy, and All by Sophie May
  2. But the moon created the rattlesnake and caused it to bite the coyote's son, so that he died. – A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1879-80, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1881, pages 87-204 by H. C. Yarrow
  3. Doctor Holmes amused himself with a rattlesnake. – The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns