Adjective "Serpentine" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Serpentine


    Definition:

    1. of, characteristic of, or resembling a serpent, as in form or movement.

    2. having a winding course, as a road; sinuous.

    3. shrewd, wily, or cunning. noun

    4. a device on a harquebus lock for holding the match.

    5. a cannon having any of various bore sizes, used from the 15th to the 17th century.

    6. Skating. a school figure made by skating two figure eights that share one loop. verb (used without object), serpentined, serpentining.

    7. to make or follow a winding course:

    Origin:
    serpentine

    Examples:

    "charms can be serpentine for people."

    "queues can be serpentine."

    "courses can be serpentine."

    "galleries can be serpentine."

    "paths can be serpentine."

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