Meaning of cobra


Pronunciation: (kō'bru), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several highly venomous, Old World elapid snakes of the genera Naja and Ophiophagus, characterized by the ability to flatten the neck into a hoodlike form when disturbed.
  2. any of several similar, related African snakes, as the ringhals.
  3. leather made from the skin of a cobra.
  4. (cap.)a single-engine, two-seat U.S. Army attack helicopter armed with missiles, rockets, and a 20mm cannon and in service since 1977.


Pronunciation: (kō'bru, kob'ru), [key]
— n. Australian.
  1. head; skull.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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