copperhead: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kop'ur-hed"), [key]
- a venomous snake, Agkistrodon (Ancistrodon) contortrix, of the eastern and southern U.S., having a light-brown to copper-red body marked with darker bands.
- an extremely venomous but sluggish snake, Denisonia superba, of Australia and Tasmania, having a reddish to black body, depending on the region.
- (cap.)a Northern Democrat who opposed the Civil War, advocating peace and restoration of the Union even if slavery continued.
- (cap.)a finned, 155mm cannon-launched U.S. Army artillery shell that homes on the target, using the reflection of a laser beam projected by a forward observer.
- copperhead (Thesaurus)